Tuesday, October 13, 2009


I have been HORRIBLY remiss in not writing about something that I'm very passionate about these days. Several months ago I was introducted (via (in)Courage) to a ministry called Mocha Club.  Mocha Club is an online community of people giving up the cost of 2 mochas a month ($7) to fund relief and development projects in Africa.  There are five main project areas:  clean water, education, child mothers + women at risk, orphan care + vulnerable children, and HIV/AIDS + healthcare.  Mocha Club is a way for common folk (like me) who don't have hundreds of thousands of dollars (or even hundreds of dollars) to make a difference in Africa.


Do you have ANY idea what $7/month can do in Africa?  Well, neither did I.  But check this out:


That's just flat out CRAZY! 

When you sign up with Mocha Club you choose a project.  I've chosen "child mothers + women at risk."  Here is why: 
Often, the women and children of Africa are the most exposed and abused, especially in areas where there is war. The young women in Gulu, Uganda are called “child mothers” because they were only children themselves when they were abducted, trained as fighters, and given as sex slaves to rebel soldiers in the “Lord’s Resistance Army,” a rebel paramilitary group in Northern Uganda. Now that they have escaped or been excused as expendable, the community at large rejects them and their children.

The Village of Hope provides homes, a school, clinic, job training, counseling and support for these women. Several of the Child Mothers from Village of Hope who are being rehabilitated are now helping serve and lead clubs for other Child Mothers at local Internally Displaced People (IDP) camps in and around Gulu...
In Ethiopia, the face of prostitution is often linked with deep poverty. “Women at Risk” is a group we have partnered with to rehabilitate former sex workers in Nazaret, Ethiopia. Women think prostitution is their only hope and enter that world because of a lack of family support and a lack of income. From our experience, the women are desperate to leave this occupation, but are trapped by the lack of opportunities and rehabilitative support.

Intrigued?  Interested?  Wanna join in?  Then check this out:


Y'all this is a GREAT way to get involved for literally PENNIES!!  Right now, if you join, you'll not only have the amazing feeling of knowing you're making a difference in a part of our world that is helpless to help itself, but you will also receive your choice of a COOL "I Need Africa" t-shirt AND FFH (Jeromy & Jennifer) free CD download.


Check it out - please.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Alice, I started an online Bible Study and I have linked to you here. Come by when you can. Hope you're having good week!