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Joanna Lawson - JavaJog for Coffee Women in the Congo - Seattle

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THE STORY:

Run to give hope to coffee women in the Congo!

Coffee people are caring and enjoy having fun together and making a difference.  JavaJog brings it all together! In Seattle, our 5K and 10K races will raise funds for coffee women in Eastern Congo who've been the victims of heartbreaking violence, but who possess so much wisdom, tenacity and high hopes for the future.

 

We’ve all heard the horrific accounts of ongoing fighting in the Congo. In late 2012, the Kivu region was again struck by violence, leaving communities reeling. Women once again bore the brunt of the brutality. The violence continues today.

 

Kivu is a coffee-producing region, and communities have been beginning to rebuild this sector, facing tremendous hardships in the process. International buyers are taking interest in the coffees, and coffee is providing the people with a connection to the outside world and a glimmer of hope for their future.

 

Forging these kinds of partnerships brings life to the coffee community.  The first Race, held early one cold, windy morning in Boston, brought us together in solidarity with women in Congo whose lives on a daily basis are infinitely more harsh than the bitter winds we faced.   To consider their courage as we braved the blistering winds was a clear wake up call – to understand, to advocate and to do more – together.
 

Learn more here.

 

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To This Fundraiser

$265

MONEY RAISED
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  • Leanne Casewell

    $20

  • Julian Burnham

    $20

  • Olivia Minter

    $20

  • Katherine Lawson

    $15

  • Nic P!

    $15

  • Rob Pilkington

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Kat

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Jo Co

    $15

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Donor Comments

Jo Co

Jo Co

DONATION: $15

Will be routing for you from London! Great cause. Go! Go! Go! X 4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $20

Go Girl! 4 years ago

Kat

Kat

DONATION: $20

4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

Well done - we are all so lucky and such respect to think of those who are not. Happy jogging Jo! xx 4 years ago

Rob Pilkington

Rob Pilkington

DONATION: $20

Good for you Jo and even better for the Coffee Ladies of the Congo. 4 years ago

Nic P!

Nic P!

DONATION: $15

good luck Jo!!!! 4 years ago

Katherine Lawson

Katherine Lawson

DONATION: $15

xxxx 4 years ago

Olivia Minter

Olivia Minter

DONATION: $20

Happy jetlag running! 4 years ago

Julian Burnham

Julian Burnham

DONATION: $20

Nice one Jo! Should be fun / painful / gruelling / rewarding (delete as appropriate). Best of luck. Jules 4 years ago

Leanne Casewell

Leanne Casewell

DONATION: $20

Keep on running x Very worthy cause. 4 years ago