Helping to fight extreme poverty – Parent Bloggers go to Ethiopia

This week, two British parent bloggers have joined with ONE.org, a group of American bloggers and an Ethiopian born model to raise awareness and bring a voice to the work that ONE has done in Ethiopia. This is the ONEMums or ONEMoms project.

Jen from Britmums and Michelle from Mummy from the Heart are spending a week in the country visiting projects such as schools, hospitals, colleges, a world food program and a healthcare project.

ONE is a non-partisan advocacy organization dedicated to the fight against extreme poverty and preventable disease, particularly in Africa. Backed by more than 3 million members, they work with government leaders to support proven, cost-effective solutions to save lives and help build sustainable futures. ONE isn’t a charity or grant-making organisation.

So what are shouting about? Well, we’re talking about all the good that’s been done and showcasing the amazing work that ONE carry’s out. It’s not about despair, lack of hope, malnourishment or illness. It’s about positivity and hope.

 

ONE isn’t asking for your money, it’s asking for your voice!

 

Here’s what you can do to support the ONEMum campaign:

Sign up to ONE

If you’re on Twitter you can follow Jen and Michelle’s journey through the #ONEMums or #ONEMoms hashtag

I’m also joining in with this Meme to help raise awareness and keep the message out there.

Clare from Seasider in the City started this Meme, with the idea being we take the letters from the ONEMums campaign name and use them to say what being a Mum means to us.

So here’s my take on this:

One chance – ooh the pressure of getting it wrong!

Never give up and always be there for your children

Extreme patience – we all need this in abundance!

Memories – create them now while the children are small, and they will last a lifetime

Undeterred – as a Mum I’ll keep doing it in the best way I can.

Moshi Monsters – if you can’t beat them join them!

Sacrifice. Enough said.

I’m tagging a few more people in this, to keep our voices heard and so the message will continue to be spread:

Mummylish from LISHConcepts

Liz from VioletPosy

Sarah from Rightbag

Maria from FeistyTapas

 Good luck to Jen and Michelle, we’re following and supporting you all the way!

6 Comments

  1. October 12, 2012 / 9:16 am

    Oooh don’t know how I missed this. Will get on it 🙂 xx

    • Jen
      Author
      October 12, 2012 / 2:51 pm

      That’s because I hadn’t tagged you properly! Thanks for spotting it!

  2. Love All Blogs
    October 12, 2012 / 8:43 pm

    A fun meme and a good cause – love it 🙂

  3. Seasiderclare
    October 13, 2012 / 10:53 pm

    Ah the curse of Moshi Monsters has got to you too! Lovely post, thanks for joining in x

  4. October 13, 2012 / 10:59 pm

    Agree with every single one of your sentences but we’ve not been gripped by the might of Moshi Monsters yet.

  5. October 19, 2012 / 12:24 pm

    Lol, I will NOT bet getting into Moshi Monsters, my patience does nto strecth that far!

    Thanks for your support, Mich x

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