day 2 in ethiopia: companions, cops and coffee

Sunrise in Addis Ababa

Sunrise in Addis Ababa

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.

Making new friends at Mary Joy Development Association

Making new friends at Mary Joy Development Association

Glorious Ethiopian coffee

Glorious Ethiopian coffee

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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 short form in my sidebar on the right, at the very top.  Your information will remain confidential, I promise.  And if you're already a member, and would still like to help, I'd love if you'd spread the word by sharing this post with your friends and followers.

That's all there is to it.  Because ONE never asks for your money, just your voice.