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Jan 20, 2011

Mocha Club

Today, I finally did something that I've been meaning to do for quite a while.  I joined the Mocha Club!  A friend introduced me to this organization a few months ago, and I've been meaning to join.

The whole idea behind it is pretty basic:  for $7 per month (about the cost of 2 Mochas), you can help fund relief and development projects in Africa.  You pick a project (Child Mothers + Women at Risk, Clean Water, Education, HIV/AIDS + Health Care, or Orphan Care + Vulnerable Children) and your money is used to fund one of the project sites.  It was near impossible for me to choose a project...they're all so important!  But I eventually settled on Orphan Care + Vulnerable Children because one of the sites is Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, where I was this past summer.

I also started a team and you can join it by clicking here.  Or you can start your own team.  Either way, I'm pretty sure you get one of their awesome t-shirts, which only further helps you spread the news about Mocha Club.  A simple $7 each month can really go a long way.  For example, you can provide one African with water for one year with just one dollar...think how far $7/month can go!
I encourage you to check out this organization...they're doing some pretty cool things.

Oh, and if you've ever seen that button on the right hand side of this blog that says "I Need Africa More than Africa Needs Me" and wondered, huh?  That's Mocha Club.  And this quote pretty much sums up my experiences on that amazing continent:
"I'm not saying that Africa does not need our efforts. It absolutely does need our partnership. But for me, I've come to understand that I NEED AFRICA MORE THAN AFRICA NEEDS ME. Why? Because it is Africa that has taught me that possessions in my hands will never be as valuable as peace in my heart. I've learned that I don't need what I have and that I have what I need. These are just a few of this continent's many lessons. I came here to serve and yet I've found that I have so much to learn, and Africa, with all its need, has much to teach me."

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