ONE Moms Advocate Against Poverty in Africa

by Annie S.

Moms, we can change the world! We can make a difference!

Bloggers making a difference

By joining together with ONE, moms are raising awareness to help Africans have medication, food, education and a better life.

Ten amazing mom bloggers are currently in Kenya, visiting the people and witnessing first hand the huge impact US political involvement is making in the lives of Africans.

Rachel Fox, Coming Alive Jennifer James,Mom Bloggers Club

Emily McKhann,The Motherhood

Elisa Morgan,FullFill Magazine

Jyl Pattee, Mom It Forward

Amy Graff,Babycenter

Lindsay Maines,Rock and Roll Mama

Shayne Moore,Global Soccer Mom

Cooper Munroe,The Motherhood

Karen Walrond, Chookooloonks

Here at 5 Minutes for Mom, we will be covering this trip every day and giving you daily actions – ways you can get involved and help make a difference. Daily actions will range from tweeting to social sharing – all simple and easy, but spreading the word in a fast way.

Since 2007, ONE has brought high profile spokespeople from all sectors to Africa to see for themselves the need and give more awareness to the cause.

This week, ONE is utilizing the influence of Moms like us to bring even more volume to their message.

What ONE does:

What ONE doesn’t do:

  • We are not a charity or a grant-making organization.
  • We do not have on-the-ground programs in Africa – we are advocates for American (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.
  • We do not raise money from the public or our members. ONE is almost entirely funded by foundations and our board members. We’re not asking for your money. We’re asking for your voice.

Join the movement

In addition to following the daily actions, you can follow the ONE blog, read about the movement on their website, follow the #OneMoms hashtag and engage with them on twitter!

Due to the time difference, the first updates from the Moms in Africa will be posted on Tuesday. We will also feature a guest post from a ONE mom that is in Kenya on Wednesday. Continue to check here for the daily actions and updates from Kenya!

Today’s Daily Action

Today the bloggers will visit health clinics that receive direct funding from the United States. Sign our petition asking Congress not to cut funding for these effective programs that are saving lives. Then ask 5 friends to do the same.



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Annie lives in the woods of Kansas with her 3 very young children. Christ, her family and writing are driving passions within her life. She is an eternal optimist and strives to encourage others with her sweet heart and huge smile.

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1 Shasta July 25, 2011 at 12:01 pm

This is amazing! I would LOVE to get involved in something like this. Thanks so much for sharing!

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2 Sarah July 25, 2011 at 12:05 pm

I love the work that ONE does! I was connected to you initially via New Hope Homes in Rwanda. The African people have been on my heart in a huge way since then. I’ll definitely be getting involved with this project!

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3 Annie S. July 25, 2011 at 9:54 pm

ONE is amazing, I love it too! The African people – especially in this area – really need our help right now. The famine is scary and real. I cannot wait to hear from the bloggers that are in Kenya. I will be posting their stories and photos every day, so keep checking back!

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4 Robin July 25, 2011 at 3:36 pm

What a great idea, moms helping globally! There’s so much power in expanding our communities to help each other. We’re looking forward to what you learn and what you’ll do with what you learn. www. FirelightFoundation.org

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5 Annie S. July 25, 2011 at 9:55 pm

You said it Robin! Awareness and education are such powerful tools. I can’t wait to hear what the bloggers that are in Kenya find out and how this changes their hearts. There is no way to go over and see it face to face and not be changed!

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