“Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.”

This is the quote that banners our website’s homepage (hop on over if you haven’t checked it out lately!). In my previous post about marathon running I mentioned the triumph of fundraising for the event. To run a marathon, you usually have to qualify (run a marathon under a certain time based on age brackets) or run on behalf of a charity and fundraise for them.

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Picture courtesy of http://hemma.ca/tc10k-reminder/marathon-runners/

Using the Boston Marathon as an example, it is oh so true how together we can do so much! In 2015, over 200 non-profit organizations raised $28.3M, with minimums in the neighborhood of $5K per runner! While we are not raising the kinds of funds the Boston Marathon is, we ARE doing so much. We are changing the lives of Ethiopians 1 school day at a time and 1 water filter at a time. Where else can you provide clean water for a family for 30 years right in their own home? Where else can you directly impact the life of a child by giving them the gift of an education?

So invest in us. Join us in doing so much and revel in the triumph of changing lives with us!

(P.S. Don’t forget to go to Amazon Smile and designate Habesha Momma as your charity of choice when buying your Mother’s Day gifts! A portion of your purchase will go towards helping to provide clean water and education.)


Written by Christine Prendergast
Board of Directors
Public Relations/Social Media