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    Helping kick start a campaign

    Day 132

    Stepping Up

    Yesterday, we met the incredible members of Siiqqee International Oromo Women. They’re working tirelessly to support the Oromo people of Ethiopia. Today, we’re seeing if we can do a little more.

    Yesterday’s event served to raise awareness about the conflict in Ethiopia. Their big goal? To raise enough funds to build homes for displaced communities.

    So, we had an idea for how to help.

    We pledged to contribute $500 toward building homes for Oromos caught up in violence and conflict – and the Siiggee Women wanted to leverage this contribuate as a match to help kick off the evening of fundraising!

    And it worked. By the end of the evening, and spurred on by the energy of that first contribution, the Siiggee Women had raised $36,000! It was incredible to see everyone come together to support a community so in need.

    “The Oromo are in a state of limbo,” said Najat from the group. “That’s no way to live. I don’t want to just be talking about how my people are suffering. Now is the time to act.”

    We were floored by the efforts of these women and the community they gathered. They are certainly a group of strong, incredible, inspirational people! This small group has accomplished so much in such a short amount of time – and what an impact they will continue to have!

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