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Brittany's Pink Project

Project: Women at Risk

Goal: $1600

Amount Raised: $2810

Month: November 2012

Blog: http://www.naturallyestes.com

Why:

While yes, dying my hair pink is most certainly a fun and risky thing, I want to make this about something bigger. For as long as I can remember I have had a passion and heart for Africa. They are my people group. While at the Influence Conference I heard about The Mocha Club and fashionABLE and their work with women in Ethiopia. My heart leapt as I felt God’s leading to be a voice for these women. They have been thrown into an unimaginable lifestyle and are faced with shaky, uncertain circumstances every day. These women are brave, they are perfect and they are loved. I want to feel confident, loved, and empowered…enough so to dye my hair pink. I also want these women, deserving women, to have a fighting chance at life. A chance to really love themselves, and know the One who gave His own son as a sacrifice for us (John 3:16).

I believe that God has big things in store and I want to raise enough money to get 4 of them out of the sex industry — bringing them through the entire process of rehabilitation. FOUR women.
When I reach my goal, I’m going to take the risk and dye my hair. I love that I will also have an automatic conversation starter with everyone at the end of this: “Well you see my hair is pink because…”
I am SO excited to be a part of these efforts, and I pray God is glorified through it all!
Will you be a voice for these women too?”

Mocha Club Members

Kate
I’ve had this deep longing in my heart to serve Africa since I was 15. I have no idea why, and no idea where it came from, but for years I’ve felt the pull. I found the Mocha Club and after realizing how easy it is to give up just a small amount of money to make a difference, signed up, and have gotten more involved since. In wanting to satisfy my desire to help, I was handed instead a helping of grace and humility that created an even deeper need to understand. “I Need Africa” rings true for me because, at the end of the day, it’s my heart and soul that is changed by Africa, and I feel more whole because of it.
Kate in Texas
Ashley
I was blessed with the opportunity to be part of the team that traveled to Ethiopia to work with the Women At Risk program and witness first hand all that MC is doing across the globe, but also, how it’s working here; how it’s working through me.  This world belongs to us.  We are the ones that determine what our cities and towns revolve around, what our society deems important.  Those who took a chance and made the move to make the difference, they have become my new-found inspiration and the “something” I want to be part of.  While I still may be only one, I too can inspire others as The Mocha Club has allowed me the opportunity to be inspired and has opened my eyes.
Ashley in Wisconsin