Would you like to help make a difference in the fight against extreme poverty? Would you like to be able to do this in a meaningful way that doesn't require you to send lots of money or spend lots of time volunteering? Read on...
Michelle of Mummy from the Heart is going to Ethiopia as a member of ONE Moms in Ethiopia (even though she is actually a Mum). I am part of Operation Ground Support. It's a very responsible job and I'm taking it very seriously. The Ground Support Team will be keeping you up to speed about ONE Moms in Ethiopia. This is what Michelle says about the trip:
"From Saturday 6th October until Sunday 14th October Jennifer Howze (@JHowze of BritMums and Jenography) and Michelle Pannell (@MichelleTwinMum of Mummy from the Heart and Honest Mummy Reviews) will be travelling with ONE.org (view the ONE website ) to see first-hand the difference that international aid from countries such as the USA and UK is making to people in Ethiopia. It will be a unique trip allowing them to see the continent’s many challenges and success stories and learn about the roles that young people, governments, schools, businesses and civil society are playing in Africa’s development."
What ONE does:
- ONE fights poverty and disease in Africa by working with their 3 million members around the world to press government leaders to support effective programs such as PEPFAR and GAVI that are saving millions of lives in poor countries.
- ONE also holds world leaders accountable for the commitments they've made to fight extreme poverty and we campaign for better development policies and more effective aid. Examples include ending mother-to-child transmission of HIV by 2015, childhood vaccinations and projects that teach people to use advanced farming techniques to support their families and invest in their own futures.
What ONE doesn’t do:
- They are not a charity or a grant-making organization.
- They do not have on-the-ground programs in Africa – they are advocates for American (British and other developed nations) investment in smart programs that work on the ground: helping to eliminate extreme poverty and preventable disease in a sustainable way.
- They do not raise money from the public or their members. ONE is almost entirely funded by foundations and our board members. At ONE, we don’t ask for your money. We ask for your voice. (ONE’s biggest financial supporter is the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation)
So please join me in the fight against extreme poverty. I've just signed up to ONE and you can too. The signing up widget is on the right of my blog - just scroll down, you can't miss it.
By supporting ONE, you have the opportunity to take action to support effective, proven initiatives that are delivering results in the poorest places on the planet: protecting families from preventable diseases like AIDS and malaria, putting children in school, providing economic opportunity and stabilising communities.
Join me and millions of people around the world who believe that where you live shouldn't determine whether you live:
Together as ONE we can make a difference!