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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

Anthony
I stumbled upon the MC club from Twitter and being the coffee addict that I am; I loved the idea of giving up what is a small amount to me, to make such a big impact for someone else. I think sometimes we take for granted all that we have and were always wanting more or think we need this or think we need that to be happy when there are people all over the world that are truly in need that are just happy to be alive. That is why I’m proud and blessed to be a part of the MC  Club and encourage you to join if haven't yet.
Anthony in Tennessee
Emily
When I heard about The Mocha Club at a Parachute concert I was immediately hooked. I had been looking for a way to give back and loved the passion that Will had about the Clean Water project when he spoke of it. And as a college student, giving up one chipotle burrito a month was totally doable. Since joining I've loved the sense of community around The Mocha Club and how our small donations, together, can make a significant impact.
Emily in Virginia