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Economic Freedom

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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

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.

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Mocha Club Members

Marisa
I joined Mocha Club because it was just so easy! I love that I don't even miss the money each month, but I know that together we are helping bring hope + healing to communities all over Africa. Why WOULDN'T you join?
Marisa in Tennessee
Shannan
What I love most about Mocha Club is that it's so much more than charity. My donation each month clears the path toward economic freedom for women whose options are few, and often heartbreaking. Having met some of these women myself and seeing the hope alive in their eyes, I know my small offering helps keep their families healthy and intact. It gives them dignity and honor. It builds a legacy for their children. It's powerful to be a small part of something bigger than myself.
Shannan in Indiana