WHAT IS TEAM MERCY?
It’s an opportunity for your family to join our team and advocate for moms and babies in Kenya and women around the world by bringing awareness through fundraising events and sharing this amazing God story in your local community. Not only will you be supporting a worthy, grassroots cause, you will have the opportunity to serve alongside your family and advocate for oppressed and impoverished women around the world.
- Donate $10 a month or more to change the world.
- Join the Team Mercy Facebook Group for inspiration, encouragement, ideas and challenges.
- Earn rewards for free fair trade product by shopping and sharing! (click the blue Earn Rewards button to create your account. All future Team Mercy points will be stored here).
- Shop and wear your support. (Get your Team Mercy Shirt here)
TAKE YOUR ADVOCACY FURTHER & EARN POINTS TO SHOP:
- 200 points | Create an account on our online storefront (this is automatically added)
- 10 points | per $1 purchase in our online store (this is automatically added)
- 500 points | Refer a friend (this is automatically added)
- 750 points | Join a Fair Trade Friday monthly club (This is a one time point reward–Please email firstname.lastname@example.org and mention you’re a team mercy member and which subscription club you are in to have these points added)
- 750 points | Become a monthly donor. (This is a one time point reward–Please email email@example.com and mention you’re a team mercy member and a monthly donor to have these points added)
- 2500 points | for hosting a fair trade product home party (This is a one time point reward–Please email firstname.lastname@example.org and mention you’re a team mercy member and hosting a party to have these points added)
- 3000 points | Run a race for Miles for Mercy: Add a cause to your run! #milesformercy (This is a one time point reward–Please email email@example.com and mention you’re running a race to have these points added)
If you choose to host one of these events, please let us know you’re a Team Mercy member! We’d love to share your pictures and stories from your fundraiser.
Email us questions, pictures and stories to firstname.lastname@example.org
by founder, Kristen Welch I will never forget this day five months ago. It was the day I witnessed our work on the ground in Kenya from start to finish, the rescue of a desperate pregnant teen girl from an unthinkable hell. I still think about following this child with her swollen belly through the slum after
We began maternity homes in Kenya to keep teen moms and their babies together –and alive. So, to suddenly lose a baby we fought so hard to keep alive has been devastating. This past month, one of our babies died of SIDS. Baby Blessing was born too early at 31 weeks–just 24 hours after her
Imagine being so desperate to feed your children that you actually give them away. One by one. Hafsa, one of our new moms in Kenya, has parents who’ve had to make this unthinkable choice-again and again. Both are jobless and suffer from health issues. Four of Hafsa siblings are in a children’s home because of their situation.
Against all odds, these women have become Fair Trade Friday artisans, bracelet makers. And they have taken the money they have earned from accessories and they have put it to work. They pooled their money and came up with a business plan to start a taxi business and work themselves out of poverty over the next couple of
There is simply no way to describe with words exactly what happens in the lives of each teen mom in our maternity homes in Kenya. But know that it is sacred. These sweet girls have been abandoned and abused by the world and they come to us broken and afraid. Slowly, they transform. It’s small
She grew up in a brothel. She was recently rescued from a living hell in the heart of Kolkata, India. [Can we just let the weight of these words sink deep? Children in bondage. There are thousands and thousands of girls and women still trapped right now in this life and we have to stop
Mercy House is a little more than 6 years old. In that time, we’ve empowered the opening of maternity homes in Kenya (our flagship work through Rehema House) and supported more than 30 teen mothers and their children, along with dozens of indigenous employees and hundreds of family members of the residents have been impacted. Several years
Motherhood is a precious gift. And every mother on the planet loves her child the way you do yours. But millions of moms struggle to provide basic needs for their precious children. We are hoping to change that. Women in poverty don’t want a handout. They want a job. And that’s exactly what fair trade