Did you know that one in 9 women in the capital city of Ethiopia, Addis Abbaba, are trapped in the sex industry?
My good friend Blair, who writes Wild & Precious, cares deeply about trying to change that. She's partnered up with The Mocha Club, a community of people who give up the cost of 2 mochas a month – or $7 – to fund relief and development projects in Africa. They work in five main project areas: Clean Water, Education, Child Mothers + Women At Risk, Orphan Care + Vulnerable Children, and HIV/AIDS + Healthcare.
To incentivize people to donate (and to push herself to do something she's always been nervous to do), she's promised to cut off her long, beautiful brown hair into a pixie cut when she reaches her fundraising goal of $1200. Here's Blair:
Don't you think she'd look good with a pixie? To help make it happen, you can donate here:
Your donation goes directly towards Mocha Club's programs that gets women out of prostitution. In return for a commitment to leave the streets, they are given intensive counseling, job training, and medical coverage - basically, a second chance at life.
There are only $96 left to raise! If only 13 more generous people give the cost of 2 mochas, Blair will reach her goal to help these women - and chop off her locks!
Stay tuned for after photos!