We exist to empower marginalized communities to become healthy and self-sustaining.

We believe that justice and empowerment is an important way of expressing our Christian spirituality. 


Current Campaigns:


Economic Development

In partnership with the Ndengera Foundation, Gate OneSeventeen has overseen a massive community development project that has enabled a self-sustaining community for hundreds of orphans.

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Gate OneSeventeen has partnered with healthcare providers in Rwanda to establish the largest and most technologically advanced hospital in Western Rwanda. 

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Leadership Development

Gate OneSeventeen provides leadership development and training for ecclesiastical leaders in the developing world.  We believe that faith based organizations are crucial to the issues facing the developing world. 

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Days for Girls

We are in the developmental stages of establishing an enterprise chapter of Days for Girls in Central Africa.  Days for Girls International empowers women and girls around the globe providing sustainable feminine hygiene solutions and health education.

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Partnering with Grass-Roots Organizations

We have discovered that partnerships with existing organizations who are already doing good work is much more effective than trying to import non-indigenous ideas to solve complex problems.  This allows us to create systems that will help them become self-sustaining.

We see the scourge of poverty as multi-faceted and systemic and therefore needing a multi-faceted response: economic, social, physical, educational, psychological, and spiritual.

Gate OneSeventeen is a small and lean organization that boasts one of the lowest overhead costs in our industry.  We are proud of what we have been able to do on a shoe string budget that focuses on long term sustainability rather than short term fixes.