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blogABLE team Ethiopia 2013It’s so hard to summarize an experience like our #blogABLE trip into a neat, tidy blog post. It was an incredible, quick, packed, beautiful, exhausting, impacting week. We spent time with the courageous ladies going through rehabilitation at Women at Risk – we sang, we danced, we made guacamole. And we hugged necks and shared stories and drank coffee with the brave heroes at fashionABLE, who taught us how to work a loom and showed us that we don’t have to be defined by our past. We left with the reminder that while we may live an ocean apart, in different time zones and different circumstances, we are more connected than we could have ever imagined.

Below are some posts from the team, as they honestly process and reflect on what we experienced in Ethiopia on their own blogs.
Thanks again for following along with us…
-marisa

(more posts to be added as they come… also look back at the #blogABLE hashtag on twitter & instagram for pics!)

Gaby @whatsgabycookin // Ethiopia
Jenna @eatliverun // Ethiopia: On The Ground // What Ethiopia Taught Me // I Need Africa
Dana @possessionista // Photos From Ethiopia
Emily @emilymaynard // fashionABLE
Ellie @ellieholcomb // After Ethiopia
Shannan @flowerpatchfg // Ethiopia Days 1&2 // The Lighter Side // What Ethiopia Taught Me // I Need Africa
Hayley  @thetinytwig // Don’t You Love Africa? // Eyob
Erin @erinloechner // Dear Ethiopia // Thoughts From Ethiopia
Trina (virtual traveler) @lalalovelyblog // A Decorated Heart

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Mocha Club Members

Jennifer
I joined Mocha Club after my friend Holly shared it with me in '09. She is so passionate about the mission that I wanted to be involved as well. Since then I’ve loved volunteering at events and connecting with new members. I support education and hope to one day visit the New Dawn school in Kenya.
Jennifer in Tennessee
Jessica
The part about how Mocha Club's unique style of giving was born out of the feeling young people have about recognizing a great need but feeling as though they can't do anything about it resonated so deeply with me that I couldn't help but feel connected. Mocha Club gives me, and everyone involved, the opportunity to do something to help with the great need in Africa and make it matter. That's why I love Mocha Club, they show me that no matter your financial state or age, you can make a difference and your efforts can matter.
Jessica in Ohio