Let's Get Swanky

Hi friends!

Tomorrow the tickets go LIVE for our 2 Gala for Hope events in Columbia, SC and Raleigh, NC this September and we are so excited! 

We're excited to pull that gown out of the back of the closet, dust it off, and get swanky for a night. 

But more than that, we're excited to welcome our Zambia Director to the US for the VERY FIRST TIME in her life!! Elina, one of our very first students turned #girlboss extraordinaire, was approved for a Visitor Visa from the U.S. Embassy in Lusaka, and will get to see what America is all about. 

We started a bucket list with her with food to eat (Chickfila is a given), things to see (the beach being near the top of the list!), but when we asked her what she's most excited about, she said this: 

I will be so excited to meet with the donors whom God has used to support the program, and our lives have changed through this life skill!
— Elina

Did y'all catch that?! She is most excited to meet YOU! To hug your neck, to tell you thank you from over 150 of her friends and community members. 

We can't wait for September to get here, and really, really hope you'll join us for these incredibly special evenings of sharing stories of life-change, exchanging thanks, enjoying great eats and great music, and working together to provide this life-changing opportunity to hundreds more women in Zambia. 

Elina has been THE backbone of the organization since we launched in Zambia in 2012. She's fearless, she's determined, she's compassionate, and she's incredibly loving. I consider it an honor to call her my friend and my co-worker. To share her with you makes me so excited, to bring my two worlds together to let that love just explode. 

Elina and I in July 2012, the launch of CiH in Zambia 

Elina and I in July 2012, the launch of CiH in Zambia 

Join us friends. 

We can't wait for you to be part of this treat!

With Chikondi,