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Hope

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Before and After.

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U2 Invisible (RED)

“All proceeds from each sale of the song featured […] will be donated to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria – the charitable recipient for (RED). Although the single is no longer available for free, the song is still available for purchase, with proceeds going toward finding a cure for HIV and AIDS. (RED) was founded to get people and companies involved in the fight against AIDS. The world is facing a major opportunity in the fight – the goal of ending mother-to-child transmission of HIV by 2015. Supporting this goal is easier than you might think. Download today.”

U2

Click here to download and donate.

 

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HIV in the United States

According the the U.S. Statistics reported by aids.gov:

  • Gay and Bisexual men of all races are the most severely affected by HIV
  • 1 in 5 people living with HIV in the US are unaware of their infection
  • Every 9.5 minutes, someone in the US is affected with HIV
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The Beginning of the End of Aids

“An HIV + Pregnant women can give birth to an HIV FREE baby.

98% of Mother-to-Child HIV transmission incidents ARE preventable.

Yet, more than 1,000 babies are born every day with HIV.

And HALF of children born with HIV will DIE before their 2nd birthday without treatment.

So what will it take to virtually END the transmission of HIV from mothers to their babies by 2015?

We need to get 1.4 million HIV + Pregnant women on medication – medication that costs around 40 CENTS a day.

It’s Doable. The beginning of the end of AIDS starts with YOU.”

This information is cited from (2015)Quilt, to learn more click here.

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The Mocha Club

Did you know the average American spends about $14.40 a month in coffee shops?* It is approximately $175 annually.* However, what if you gave up two of those handcrafted beverages a month? What if you gave up that seven bucks and donated it toward children living with AIDS? You can actually do that. It’s called The Mocha Club. The Mocha Club is an “online community of people giving up the cost of 2 mochas a month – or $7 – to fund relief and development projects in Africa.”

When you donate $7, you choose the project your donation will support. These development Projects include: Clean Water, Education, Child Mothers +
Women At Risk, Orphan Care + Vulnerable Children, and HIV/AIDS + Healthcare.

A few examples of how your donation works:

– $1 = $18 in medical equipment shipped

– $6 = emergency food for 1 family for 1 month

– $7 = clean water for 5 Africans for 1 year

To ensure the effectiveness of your donation, The Mocha Club provides monthly updates, as well as details about each project in Africa through videos and their blog.

The Mocha Club partners and features many artists. These artists choose a specific project to support; you can join them by supporting the same project or by supporting the artist themselves. Some of these artists include: Lady Antebellum, Sanctus Real, Lovedrug, Hawk Nelson, Jimmy Needham, John Rueben, and many others.

To learn more about The Mocha Club or to donate your 2 mochas a month, click here.

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Okoa Jewelry

Okoa means “Restoration” in Swahili. Restoration is exactly what The Okoa Jewelry line strives for; “to restore justice, dignity, and hope through the artistry of beautiful jewelry”. The Okoa Jewelry line is a product of Trade Justice Mission. Trade Justice Mission works to provide care for the poor just as God commanded. They do this by providing “fair income to Third World women and their families and communities by providing them with micro-financing, training, and marketing tools”, educating the importance of Fair Trade and the impact of our shopping choices, and building “bridges of understanding, compassion, and mutual respect through Fair Trade and the artistry of handcrafted Okoa jewelry”.

Trade Justice Mission has been working alongside many women in the countries of Cambodia, the Philippines, Zambia, Tanzania, and Indonesia. These women have been exploited, some sex trafficked while others may be widows living with Aids, but all of them yearn for a better life “even though dire poverty and cultural marginalization left them little hope of escape”. To help these precious ladies, Trade Justice Missions created the Okoa Jewelry line. 

The Okoa Jewelry contains beautiful Fair Trade earings, bracelets, and necklaces made by these women. There are many colorful pieces to choose from; some made from stones and shells, some from recycled glass, and others made of colorful ceramic beads. Help support the rehabilitation of these women by checking out their jewelry and buying some today!

To learn more about Okoa and to purchase jewelry, click here.

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Boundless Love

A story of an incredible woman who gives up everything to serve and care for 5,000 orphans.

Click the picture below to watch Abebech Gobena’s story and learn more about her orphanges in Ethiopia.

To learn more about where this content was cited from, click here.

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