Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Mom it Forward -- Event for DC Metro Moms

Mom It Forward, in partnership with 12 for 12K, is kicking off 6-weeks of fundraising for moms and by moms (3/31 through 5/12) and we need your help!

On Saturday, April 18, Mom It Forward and 12 for 12K events will be taking place all over the US, in Canada, and in Australia with one event taking place right here in the D.C. Metro Area—Fairfax, Virgina to be precise.

The goal is to raise funds and awareness for Yehu Microfinance, BasaBody, and Coast Coconut Farms to combat poverty by empowering poor rural entrepreneurs in Kenya to help lift themselves out of poverty through enhanced accessibility to sustainable financial services, business opportunities, and skills training. Mom It Forward's goal is to raise $50,000 and we'd like to raise $2,500 at our D.C. event to contribute toward that!

Date: Saturday, April 18
Time: 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Place: Panera Bread
Cost: Price of the Meal

What Is the Charity?
Yehu Microfinance, BasaBody, and Coast Coconut Farms work together to achieve this mission. How? First, women secure micro loans from Yehu Microfinance. Next, they purchase a franchise from Coast Coconut Farms, which gives them the materials, skills/business training, and opportunity to run a coconut oil extraction business right from their village. Then, Coast Coconut Farms makes regular village runs to purchase the coconut oil and processes it in its plant. Finally, Coast Coconut Farms exports the oil to the U.S. where volunteers there use the oil to create and sell bath, body, and cooking products—part of the Basa Body and Coast Coconut Farms product lines—returning the proceeds right back to Africa to help more and more women.
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To learn more or to donate to the charity, please visit
To donate to the event, please contact

I hope some of you Maryland, Virginia & DC Moms can join us!!

1 comment:

Jyl @ MommyGossip said...

Thanks for posting about Mom It Forward and especially about this fundraising event!!!