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An estimated 69 million primary-school-age boys and girls are not in school.
Cited from Global Partnership for Education

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Educating with Style

Our most favorite trendy eyewear provider, Warby Parker (see our previous post about Warby Parker here), has teamed up with an organization called Pencils of Promise which builds schools in the developing world. For every pair of limited edition eyeglasses (pictured above), Warby Parker will donate $30 towards Pencils of Promise’s goal to break ground on their 100th school by the end of the year. Click on the picture above to support this collaboration or check out our previous post about Warby Parker to learn other ways you can help Warby Parker make a difference in the developing world.

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Freely in Hope

“Restoring justice, dignity, and hope by liberating women and families from the bondage of poverty.”

In the brutal slums of Kenya, hardship is a common household condition. Many homes are forced to live in the slums because they can not afford elsewhere. Many of the households are led by hard-working single women; while taking care of their families, they also have day jobs that bring in little to no money. With less than 1.50 a day, which barely feeds one mouth, they strive to work hard to keep their families alive. As result of this poverty, poor sanitation, sub-par education, hunger, and sexual abuse are key traits to be found in these area.

However, these areas do not have to suffer forever. With the help of Freely in Hope, many women are given opportunities in education and entrepreneurship. These opportunities and accomplishments allow the women to “regain a sense of dignity and in turn, invest resources into her family in hopes of breaking out of the cycle of poverty.”

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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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Nearly a billion people entered the 21st century unable to read a book or sign their names.


Cited from www.globalissues.org

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