This week, we were honored to have Cherry, the director of our Women at Risk project, in Nashville. Barrett invited the Nashville-based Mocha Club artists, management, and Mocha Club staff members over to his house for brunch and to hear Cherry share about Women at Risk.
She spoke eloquently about how the project began (Cherry herself feeling led to help bring women off the streets), how the project has grown (from helping one girl to serving many every day), to where the project is going (the continued growth of fashionABLE).
As the artists listened, Cherry’s stories and experiences moved them. One of the most impactful statements was when she talked about right as the women arrive at the Women at Risk facility.
“We let them rest,” she said, “because they have been working through the night and sleeping in the day. So we give them some time to readjust- to learn to sleep at night again, to recover from that life, so that they will then be able to work in the day.”
The artists who attended- Dave Barnes, Amy Stroup, Matt Wertz, Drew Holcomb, Ellie Holcomb, and Andrew Ripp– were able to ask questions and hear first hand from the director of the program. It is amazing to hear how our monthly donations make it possible for women in Ethiopia to leave a life in the sex industry and enter into a life of peace, receive rehabilitation, counseling, and training in a profitable job.
Thank you for your support of the Women at Risk program. There is no better proof of the difference you are making than hearing first hand of the lives that are being changed every day through Mocha Club and fashionABLE.