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Team Member: Jessica Barber

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Hi Friends & Family,

This birthday I want to honor women that inspire me and seek to better the lives of others while pushing the boundaries of what they believe they can accomplish. 

I've selected Mallory Brown's 30 for 30 campaign to fund 30 Ethopian women who will be launching their own small businesses. 

Please give to honor my birthday in any amount big or small. Instead of a cup of coffee or sweet birthday gift, make a donation to change a life. 

Mallory and I share the same birthday so this is a gift to two female small business owners who want to change the world. This is our opportunity to change the lives of 30 mighty women! 

See Mallory's TED talk here:

Sending love and gratitude!


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Mallory Brown

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The 30 women of Chapa have chosen to pursue three job opportunities. All donations will help the women start these businesses:


Raising Livestock - 10 women will breed and care to farm animals to sell their products in the market

$7,000: Purchase of 10 cows for production of milk, cheese, and butter
$800: Purchase of 10 sheep for wool
$500: Veterinary visits to ensure the livestock stay healthy
$2,500: Food for livestock
$2,000: Fences, troughs, shovels, and farm supplies

Mill House - 10 women will process raw grains from the harvest into sellable food products

$7,500: Equipment purchase of an Italian Mill
$1,200: First inventory supply of teff
$500: First inventory supply of maize
$800: First inventory supply of barley

Barber Shop/Beauty Salon - 10 women will provide haircuts to men and women in their village

$2,000: 10 work stations/sinks
$800: 10 chairs
$1,000: Combs, mirrors, towels, razors, and cosmetic supplies
$1,200 Location rental for one year

Job Training - We'll provide ongoing support to ensure these jobs provide sustainable income for years to come

$2,200: Training in job skills, money management, and business development

*Any additional funds will be implemented by Begin With One to further support the needs of the Chapa community.

The Team: $42,001 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Mallory Brown

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54% Raised of $30,000 Goal

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Melanie Strobel

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Lauren Maiman

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Fernanda Zapata Vakil

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Shelley Emling

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Austin Neely

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Christina Letts

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133% Raised of $750 Goal

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Jonah Wolfe

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