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Should where you are born determine your opportunity for a life of basic dignity? Providing education for a child can determine a completely new path for his or her life – and with your help, we can reverse the trends of injustice and poverty that lead to a lack of education in Africa. We support education projects in several countries, addressing each country’s needs individually.

Amongst others, we’ve built schools in Ethiopia and Kenya. Because a lack of education often leads to unemployment, we’ve also helped fund job-training centers in South Africa and the Kibera slums of Kenya. In Africa, employment can equal the ability to feed your children or not. Together, we help provide a holistic approach to vocational training through small business loans and job skills instruction.

Join Mocha Club members who are helping to provide opportunity and restore dignity to children and adults in Africa.

Our Current Work

New Dawn Educational Centre

New Dawn Educational Centre

Made from modified, recycled shipping containers and featuring solar energy that powers all things electric, New Dawn Education Centre is the pride of the slum communities of Huruma and Githogoro, in the suburbs of Nairobi, Kenya. Until 2004, when New Dawn opened it’s doors, most young people would not have had an opportunity for a high school education. Mocha Club Members have partnered with the school to provide study labs, books, scholarship support, salary assistance and many other resources.

The school is a “green energy” school with solar energy, a pumping station that brings water from the river that is purified and made potable. There is a rain catchment system that provides water for drip irrigation for the vegetable gardens and greenhouse. There is also a bio-digester that turns cow dung into methane gas to heat the porridge and tea for breakfast. All of these are cost saving for the school making them independent from the cities electric and water grids.

Mocha Club partners with New Dawn Educational Centre to provide a top-notch education to the young people of the area as well as to invest in the medical and clean water needs of the community through a partnering clinic and water solution.

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Mocha Club Members

Jenna
I joined The Mocha Club because, when compared to the rest of the world, my life is very privileged and if I can help change someone's life for just $9 a month, why wouldn't I join?! It's such a small amount each month, yet it makes a huge impact for years to come. The Mocha Club is a great way to take a small step towards making a difference in someone's life.
Jenna in Tennessee
Shelby
After realizing there was more I wanted to offer the world I started doing some research into what I wanted to do. I believe in helping others and often time in doing so you help yourself more. I think Ghandi said it well "the best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in serving others" I had heard Matt Wertz talk about the Mocha Club so I decided to look into it. I immediately knew this is where I wanted to sow into. My hope now is that this small gesture will help change someone's life .
Shelby in Alabama