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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

blogABLE_recap

Mocha Club Members

Jennifer
Clean Water is one of the basic needs to sustain life. I was stunned, no, embarrassed, to learn the death toll for lack of it. Where had I been? Oh right, lounging in my garden tub full of it! Time to towel off & get to work. Mocha Club is my feet on the ground in Africa. We make a great team!
Jennifer in Tennessee
Meredith
I joined Mocha Club thanks to the one and only Dave Barnes.  I decided to look into it and my heart just started to scream at me, telling me to join and to be a part of this amazing organization.  I’ve stuck around for almost 4 years now because of how much it has touched my heart. $7 doesn’t seem like a lot of money but it adds up and I’d like to think I’ve made a difference in the lives of others.
Meredith in North Carolina