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Help Furnish Our Single Mom Co-op House

$1,815 of $7,000 goal

Raised by 62 people in 1 month
Hello Everyone! I recently followed a dream of mine of opening up a co-op house for single moms in Merida, Mexico. I didn't think this dream would be possible anytime soon but when an 8 bedroom/4 bath home became available in my budget, I quickly signed a three-year lease.

This will be a place for single moms to try out traveling and living abroad for a low cost and for some moms it will be free. Most profits will go right back into the co-op to improve the guest experience while the rest will go to provide scholarships for single moms who can not afford to stay at the regular rate. 

Three of the rooms will be occupied by my family upstairs. I can not wait to start hosting but I need your help to make the process go a whole lot faster.  The house is completely unfurnished. In Mexico, this means no refrigerator, dishes, pots, pans, sheets, towels, washer, stove, etc...

Let me tell you a little bit about myself. My name is Amoya Knudson. Some people know me as the author of the lifestyle and travel blog, Trippin' Momma, and the founder of the FB group Single Moms DO Travel.

I am a single mom of three who after leaving an abusive marriage, decided to get rid of all of our material possessions so we could travel the world full-time. We have been doing just that for the past two years while only living out of three backpacks. This means we are starting over from scratch.

I am on a mission to change the typical single mom narrative of struggle to one of total empowerment. I help single moms create the lives they have always dreamed of. 
 
I would love your help furnishing this home so we can start hosting single moms. I already have moms interested in booking for June! No donation is too small!

I will be updating our community and this gofundme with all the progress on the home. I am so excited for this journey. Everyone who donates will have their name added to a special plaque I will have made to be displayed in the house. Thank you for all of your help!

Edited to add: We are currently being considered for a feature on a TV show and can not post pictures of the house just yet on social media. I apologize!
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We had our first official guest stay at the Single Moms DO Travel Hostel last night. It was an amazing experience. Thank you all!
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I made another purchase today.This was not with the funds raised because those funds were used to complete the kitchen but I know we are going to continue raising funds for this project. This is the sofa that will be in the shared living room. It is huge and comfy! I can't wait for single moms to come and relax on this big ol' couch. This momma is exhausted!
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We have reached 15 percent of our fundraising goal already. That is pretty darn amazing! Today, was a hot one. I was out price checking furniture for the house for most of the day after a meeting I had early this morning and came home feeling pretty exhausted. The Merida heat has a tendency of making that happen. Hopefully we can finish with the kitchen this weekend and then move on to another room.
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Refrigerator and stove purchased thanks to you all! We are really making this happen!
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