day 2 in ethiopia: companions, cops and coffee
We've hit the ground running -- the crew has arrived, and yesterday (Sunday), I "woke" up at 4:45 a.m. (I didn't sleep much, jet lag is a bear), and didn't stop until 1 a.m. this morning. I didn't even have time to take many iPhone shots, but here are 3, and a SoundCloud of my experience so far (including a run-in with a cop!).
These little shots are just a sneak peak of what's to come. I can't wait to share the real shots with you when I get back.
I'm in Ethiopia at the kind invitation and expense of The ONE Campaign,
a nonpartisan, advocacy organization dedicated to the fight against
extreme poverty and preventable disease, particularly in Africa. ONE
works to convince governments to invest in smart programs that help
eliminate poverty and preventable disease in a sustainable way. During the next week or so, I'll be supporting a group of parenting bloggers
by capturing images that tell the story of how the organizations for
which ONE advocates are effecting real change in Ethiopia.
If you're moved by anything you read or see here, on the ONE blog
or any of the ONEMoms' blogs and you'd like to help, please consider
adding your voice, and join ONE by simply filling out the surprisingly
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Your information will remain confidential, I promise. And if you're
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That's all there is to it. Because ONE never asks for your money, just your voice.