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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

Samantha
I joined Mocha Club is 2008 when I became aware of the desparate needs of our brothers and sisters in Africa. My monthly contribution is a reminder that not everyone has the luxuries that I am accustomed to. Each month, I see the impact that skipping a few coffee runs makes on children in need and am delighted to be a small part of Mocha Club's effort.
Samantha in Tennessee
Lindsay
I remember the first time I heard about Mocha Club and its mission, & it was something I thought was very doable & could make a difference. Donating the cost of 2 mochas… a month, how could I not? It was affordable, especially on my budget, and I’ve always had a heart for missions / volunteering. This was a way I could contribute and MC made it possible. I’ve made it a point to continue to donate for the last 4 years because it is easy to get caught up in life and worry about only yourself, but there are others out there who have far less and who am I to be so selfish?
Lindsay in Tennessee