Women and children are often the most exposed and abused victims of injustice, especially in the war-torn areas of Africa. In Nazaret, Ethiopia, Mocha Club helps rehabilitate women who were forced into a life of prostitution as an attempt to escape poverty. The “Economic Freedom” program provides spiritual, emotional, and psychological counseling and helps these women find alternate means of income to support themselves and their children. By joining the Mocha Club, you, too, can help restore communities like those in Ethiopia by providing health, safety, and hope.
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Ellilta Women at Risk
In 1992, Serawit “Cherry” Teketel had recently graduated from college and was searching for a job without any success. During her struggle, she felt God challenge her about the plight of the women trapped in the sex industry on the streets of her city, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia’s capital. She thought, “if I was struggling this hard to find a job with a degree, how much more difficult, almost impossible, was it for these young women with all their brokenness and lack of education?” This realization became an abundantly clear calling which was the start of Women at Risk. Cherry began meeting and teaming up with others with a similar burden for these vulnerable young women. As a team of same heart, they started to look closely in the issue, talk to people, read, pray and then go out on the streets to meet the girls. What soon became apparent was that each girl was desperate for help and refuge to escape their current lifestyle.
Mocha Club partners with Women at Risk to provide rehabilitation from desperate circumstances, counseling to redeem deep emotional and physical trauma, skills training and job opportunity for women formerly on the streets in the sex industry.
In 2010, Mocha Club and Women at Risk further partnered to launch our sister company, fashionABLE to provide direct job opportunity for graduates of the Women at Risk program.
Mocha Club Members
Rahul in FloridaWe joined Mocha Club because we were looking to do something as a community of college students working together to help expand the Kingdom. We are able to show other college students how we can help people across the world right from where we are and truly live out the Gospel.”
Christina in AlabamaI joined the Mocha Club because I loved that as a college student I could help save lives with as little as $9 a month. I also appreciated the Christian artists aspect of reaching other members to join. In the Summer of 2013 I became a Artist Relations intern and got to work with some of artists personally. Having spent three months with the team I can truly say Mocha Club cares about Africans. They strive to make a difference in the lives of the less fortunate; and in the process it teaches us more about the things that really matter in life.”