What Going to Kenya With ONE.org Means to Me #OneMoms


One Mamas

Lindsay Maines, Cooper Munroe, Karen Walrond (left to right) at the "Why Bother" Vaccines Press Conference at the National Press Club

Ever since I started my online journey eight years ago I have always wanted to help other mothers in any way I can from sharing blogging advice to setting up paid campaigns for bloggers to recommending bloggers to brands that aren’t a great fit for me. My greatest intention has always been to help. That’s why I couldn’t have been happier to partner with ONE.org earlier this year as a part of the One Mom Advisory Council. Now I am able to help mothers on a global scale. This is unbelievable.

If you haven’t heard about ONE it is an advocacy organization that was co-founded by Bono, Bob Geldoff  and others and seeks to eradicate extreme poverty and preventable disease in Africa. What I find most compelling about ONE is they don’t want your money;  the simply want your voice.

ONE has over two million members who advocate on behalf of the word’s poor. ONE does extraordinary work and has for years from working on maternal and child health and education to HIV/AIDS and agriculture. What’s so compelling to me about ONE’s work is they believe in sharing the improvements people who live in extreme poverty are experiencing through their Living Proof series. It shows the world that the aid (less than 1% of the US budget) that is going to Africa is actually working. Now, as a member of the ONE Mom Advisory Council I will be headed to Kenya in July to see for myself how US Aid is working for African communities in need.

I, along with other members of the ONE Mom Advisory Council, will be reporting from the ground about our discoveries in Kenya. We will be reporting live in some instances, tweeting, and posting on our blogs as well as on the One Moms page. This team of moms is so different that our coverage will be unique in scope but very comprehensive in nature.

Here is the list of the ONE Moms:

Jennifer James of MomBloggersClub.com @mombloggersclub
Lindsay Maines of RockandRollMama.com @rockandrollmama
Emily McKhann of The Motherhood.com @emilymckhann; @themotherhood
Elisa Morgan of FullFill.org @FullFillmag
Cooper Munroe of TheMotherhood.com @coopermunroe @themotherhood
Karen Walrond of Chookooloonks.com @chookooloonks
Shayne Moore for GlobalSoccerMom.com @GlobalSoccerMom
Rachel Fox,ONE Congressional District Leaders, @rachelonefox
Jyl Johnson Pattee of MomItForward.com @jylmomIF @momitforward

21 thoughts on “What Going to Kenya With ONE.org Means to Me #OneMoms

  1. I can not even tell you how proud I am. This is an amazing opportunity with and amazing organization. And the most amazing part is, you will figure out how to bring ALL of us left behind into the fold. Because that’s who you are. Always reaching back to help the person behind you. I can’t wait to follow your amazing journey!

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  4. Looking at this group I can see that ONE made such amazing, smart choices. Congrats to you all. I can’t wait to hear what you bring back…I know this will change your lives. Thank you for all you do, Jennifer!

    • Thank you, Asha and Kim! It’s really a thrill. I am so honored to be in this position to help mothers in need. It’s a little hard to wrap my head around because so many other people could be in my position right now. Honored and humbled.

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