VoiceBox Media is Ethiopia-bound in 4.5 weeks! This trip to report on Doma International’s work in Bora has been on our horizon for several months, but the weeks are closing in and before long, I’ll leave Austin and embark on a journey of many airplane rides, a very long road trip, and a 6-mile hike with mules bearing luggage.
Just 4.5 weeks until I’m embedded with a team of 12 medical professionals from all over the country while they set up medical clinics in rural mountain villages in and around Bora where an estimated 10,000 people live six miles from the nearest doctor.
And 4.5 weeks until I hear their stories, and the stories of the people they’re serving.
4.5 weeks until I, with your help, have the opportunity to hand them a microphone: SPEAK. And bring their message back to you.
This trip, much like VoiceBox Media’s last 10 months of existence, could not happen without you, and we still need support to make our storytelling mission in Ethiopia possible. Together we have raised $1,480 to cover the expenses of airfare to Addis Ababa – Ethiopia’s capital city, and now we must join forces to raise $1,500 to supply my interpreter, food, lodging, a mule to carry my frugal luggage, and in-country transportation, including 14-16 hours in a van.
Our journey with VoiceBox Media has been a series of leaps of faith and trusting; more trusting followed by another leap; provision at the precise moments we’ve needed it preceded by many prayers.
If you feel called to financially support VoiceBox Media on this trip:
1) Send a tax-deductible donation in the form of a check made payable to Doma International, and send to Doma International, P.O. Box 21987, Columbus, OH 43221 with my name (Holly Wise) in the memo line.
2) Make a donation via Paypal through VoiceBox Media’s website, or contact me for a physical address.