Tuesday, February 19, 2013

I'll Fly Away (Oh, Glory!)


Crater Lake, Ethiopia
September, 2008

One week from today, I will be on my way to Ethiopia! I am so excited to be working with Jamie on projects for the Fayye Foundation. I will also be visiting with Anna's family in their hometown. To be honest, I'm not sure which part of the trip I am most excited about (okay, Anna's family may win that one:)

One of the reasons I absolutely love the work of Fayye Foundation is that they are working to preserve families by empowering women. At the heart of the so-called "orphan crisis" is the separation of children from their mother. This may be due to death, poverty, or social stigmas. In most cases, these separations are preventable.

Crater Lake, Ethiopia
September, 2008
Fayye Foundation's first major project has been a clean water partnership with Waves for Water. I am excited that part of my time will be spent delivering and installing clean water filters in the Sidama region! This is a topic that is very close to my heart; my friend, Laura, recently discovered just how important clean water is in preserving families and preventing children from being orphaned. It's not too late to help: you can donate towards clean water filters here.

We will also be working to establish other critical partnerships in the Sidama region. We hope to bring you some exciting opportunities to help preserve families and empower women when we return!

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