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FEBRUARY 23, 2015
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The First Shoes Have Landed!

Our first 300 shoes have arrived at the Hope protection homes. These homes are for the highest risk children living in Kolkata, India. They are either orphans or street children living in fear of being trafficked for their body parts or sod into slavery. Did you know that India has ben listed as the country with the most slaves with an estimated 14 million by the Global Slavery Index. 200,000 Indian children are sold into slavery each year, many by their parents for a mere $ 17 dollars.

Poverty is one of the three key factors that enables trafficking to flourish, Hope support eight protection homes and your purchases are putting Hope Kids in new shoes!

The last 100 shoes are still reaching our Bengal village. Next issue we will be reporting on these children.
 
Thank you to our beautiful Moeloco community for 
making this possible! 
 

Gong Xi Fa Cai! Happy Chinese New Year!

I love that I'm here with you again at another time of festivities. My ancestors definitely knew how to throw a party and today around a sixth of the world celebrate this event. It's the Year of the goat which according to the Oriental calendar, will be the year of humanity.

Life is getting better after the years of chaos in the world, politically and economically and there is a new movement of consciousness that's changing the world, does this sound like a familiar message (see Moeloco blogs and social media posts hmm).
 

Another New Retailer

Moeloco are now in Melbourne. The stunning Mock Orange store in Camberwell, Victoria is now stocking us. This is a global shop which is committed to ethical sourcing and is just so beautiful, so we feel very at home there.
MOCK ORANGE - 1127 Toorak Road, Camberwell VIC ph 0432 952 796

Our First Competition Winner!

Thank you for all the lovely images taken, shared and tagged in our Facebook Competition. 

The winner was Barbara Turley who will be gifting her Moeloco prize to her sister in Ireland.  

Subscriber Giveaway!


This month we are giving our Moeloco Moments Subscribers (THAT'S YOU) a chance to win this great prize pack.

Win a pair of Moeloco Flip Flops and a copy of Mother Om, a beautiful book where Leonie Percy provides you with the tools to manage the emotional journey of motherhood in a calm and mindful way. To be in the draw you simply have to be on the Moeloco Moments email list.

A winner will be chosen at random and announced in our next newsletter, on March 30th, 2015.

So, if you know anyone else who would love to be in the running
FORWARD them this email or send them this link to SUBSCRIBE - http://eepurl.com/3zOlj

Check out Leonie's work at www.yogamamata.com and www.leoniepercy.com.

In our next issue there will be exciting adventures to share as Moeloco goes on the schools trail. We are very excited about meeting with our younger change makers to inspire and be inspired by the voices shaping our world for the future! 

Dream crazy,


Kathy Wong
Chief Energy Officer and Founder


From The Moeloco Blog

Being a Banana in China

Taking a trip to China to oversee the manufacture of our first product was such a wonderful experience for me on so many levels. Firstly I had a chance to reconnect with my roots. I’m what is called a “banana”. I was born in Sydney, Australia to my Chinese parents, Malcolm and Jan Wong. I am the oldest of three children all born in Sydney.

Why a banana? I have yellow skin, however I’m white on the inside. 
READ MORE
 


Guest Post - Meet Tayo Rockson of UYD Media

I am Tayo Rockson and I was born in Lagos Nigeria. Due to my father’s occupation as a diplomat I moved around a lot. After travelling between Sweden, Vietnam and Nigeria throughout school, and attending Collage in Virginia, I began working for a software company. I then moved to NYC for my MBA before subsequently launching UYD Media.

UYD Media aims to be the leading producer of premium written, audio, and visual media from the fields of travel, entrepreneurship, art, culture and lifestyle. READ MORE


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