day 1: journey to ethiopia

In Houston, about to board flight to Amsterdam

In Houston, about to board flight to Amsterdam

Hello from Ethiopia!  I've decided to share instagram photos until I get back -- so here are the first from my journey, with a SoundCloud of my morning impressions, below.  Enjoy!

Rainy day in Amsterdam

Rainy day in Amsterdam

Approaching the African coastline

Approaching the African coastline

Layover in Khartoum, Sudan

Layover in Khartoum, Sudan

Leaving Sudan

Leaving Sudan

Morning in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia!

Morning in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia!

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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.