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About One by One

One By One is a charity with a heart for the vulnerable across the world. Formed in 2011 by Becky Murray, One By One’s first project was its residential facility in Kenya which aims to rehouse and give hope to children that otherwise would be living in abject poverty.

More recently, a rescue centre was built near to South Asia, housing victims of human trafficking. There are more than 3 million people in slavery in this nation, being forced to work in some of the country’s 20,000 brick kilns. One By One has a heart to reach, rescue and restore lives across South Asia.

The charity also runs a widows’ programme in North Sri Lanka, working with women whose husbands were killed in the brutal civil war.

In addition, The Dignity Project – that provides teenage girls with re-usable sanitary items and education – was formed in 2015, and has now expanded to nine countries. Nearly 40,000 girls have been reached through the Dignity Project since its launch in the Houses of Parliament.

Most recently we have started a project within Jinja Uganda, where our focus is on educating the local community and health care professionals on the dangers and signs of Human Trafficking. In addition to this we have expanded the Dignity Project to become a year long curriculum that is delivered across schools within Jinja.

One By One is a registered charity in the UK and a registered 501(c)(3) in the USA. All funds given to either entity are governed by One By One’s executive team and are restricted for use in One By One’s ongoing projects across the world.

How it all began…

When Becky Murray spotted nine-year-old Felicity on the streets of Bo, Sierra Leone, in 2006, she knew she had to do something. Felicity was begging for money and had no shoes, so Becky – a student at the time – stepped into help. But what happened next changed Becky’s life forever. Felicity wrongly assumed that the only reason Becky had bought her shoes was so that she could get sexual favours in return. This horrifying and life-definining statement shocked Becky to the core – she knew she had to dedicate her life to helping children like Felicity. Although One By One now reaches tens of thousands of children on a regular basis, the organisation never wants to lose its heart to stop for one life like Felicity.