JavaJog for a Cause wrote -
I passionate about running. I am passionate about coffee. Moreover, I am passionate about doing something that matters.
I am running in the JavaJog to support better lives for coffee women in the Congo. On a daily basis, these women suffer tremendous hardships just to get by. They live under extreme fear and oppression most days. Coffee is their lifeline and extra resources can ease their hardship and offer some hope for the future.
I love the smiles of these women that shine so brightly - help me make those smiles more frequent and beam even brighter! Support me in my goal to raise $5000 that will go to support community improvement projects to benefit these women in North Kivu.
The funds from last year's JavaJog were invested 50% in training programs and equipment for the women to improve their business skills, the other 50% was given to local health groups that help women recover from violence.