Bloggers Go To Kenya to Fight Poverty and Disease


By Lauren Balog of the ONE Moms initiative

After more than 20 hours of flight time and a full day of travel time, we have made it Nairobi, Kenya. All of us here on the ground are exhausted, but excited about the upcoming week. We can’t wait to share it all with you.

This trip is the first step in the development of what we hope will be long-term relationships with thousands of American moms who have the power to help save millions of lives through simple actions they can take in between the carpools, day jobs, homework help and other activities in their daily lives.

The ONE Moms initiative is about adding thousands of voices to those already letting their elected officials know they support these life-saving programs. We will go to clinics, visit homes with community health workers, check in with a school and meet with women farmers. And through the daily postings of our bloggers, millions of other American moms can share the experience and learn what they can do to help these Kenyan moms give brighter futures to their children, their cities, their villages and their country.

We will provide daily actions that you back home can take to let others know the importance of these programs. These actions will be made available to you on our blog, and the ONE Moms landing page.

When we get back, we will continue to involve moms in campaigns to press political leaders to prioritize the critical goals of ensuring that by 2015 no child is born with HIV, that more small farmers in the world’s poorest places learn more productive ways to farm, and that the poorest children in the world have access to childhood vaccines.

Thank you all again for your wonderful support throughout the campaign! We couldn’t have made it this far without you, and you are so inspiring to each and every one of us.

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Photo by ONE Moms initiative


Robert O.
Robert O6 years ago

Good article. Thanks.