You make a difference. Believe it.

Last night the ONE moms crew got a lovely email from Barrett Ward, the founder of FashionABLE.

We have had a HUGE month because of y’all. I know that the numbers were so high that it creates the space for us to hire 3 more women.

It took my breath away.

The scarves you bought allowed three more women, previously exploited by the sex trade and with few opportunities in life, to have an excellent chance at making a new life for herself and her family, along with education, medical treatment, daycare, and perhaps most importantly, pride in herself.

You did that.

Never fail to believe that you can make a big difference through seemingly small actions.

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By the way, I have been entirely remiss in linking to all the other amazing women I had the privilege of meeting (and bonding with, big time) on this trip. I hope you’ll visit their blogs and follow their beautiful stories as well. We all have very different backgrounds, lifestyles and and perspectives; proof once again that there’s more that unites mothers than divides us.

Here are my favorite trip posts of each of theirs so far:

Rana DiOrio, Little Pickle Press / Paying Attention to Resonant Moments

Asha Dornfest, Parent Hacks / First Health, Then Happiness

Gabrielle Blair, Design Mom / Dispatches from Ethiopia

Alice Currah, Savory Sweet Life / The Power of One: Why a Single Drop Matters

Diana Prichard, Righteous Bacon / Thousands

Cathleen Falsani, Sojourners, CathleenFalsani.com / Ethiopian Orthodoxy, Tewahedo, and ‘Being Made One’

Kelly Wickham, Mocha Momma / Soul-Pulling Dancing

Jennifer Howze, Brit Mums / Farming and Cooking in Ethiopia

Christine Koh, Boston Mamas / Feeding the Future

Michelle Pannell, Mummy from the Heart / An Ethiopian Gratitude Example for us All

Maya Haile Samuelsson, Maya Haile

Karen Walrond Chookooloonks/ The 5 Life Lessons I’m Grateful Ethiopia Taught Me

Also…my post at Cool Mom Tech / 10 Can’t-Miss Photos: The Remarkable, Transcendent Power of Digital Photography

ONE Moms

Pretty amazing bunch, right there.

ONE Mom blogger Liz Gumbinner is traveling in Ethiopia with ONE this October. This piece, originally published on Mom 101, is part of our ongoing coverage of the trip.