Climbing for freedom
47 women ascend Kilimanjaro to end slavery
- Duration 4:15
- Date Feb 15, 2012
47 women ascend Kilimanjaro to end slavery
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This is an incredible story of bravery and charity.
For six days 48 women braved the cold the altitude in the exhaustion they climb to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro for one goal.
To raise money and awareness for injustices faced by women and children across this world.
Three of those extraordinary women joining me today -- Anderson is the leader of the global campaign called freedom climb.
As well as two of -- -- climbers.
-- to Chatzky and Tina yeah anchor good morning to all three of you what I love about this idea -- and it was the brain child abuse to come up with this idea is that you have a cross section of all different kind of women who join you in this -- What was it that you wanted to prove.
One -- it's what we wanted to prove that's what he wanted to say human we wanted to say ways that.
He injustice -- to women these days are far more than most people would ever imagined so the whole purpose.
Was to bring -- cross section of women from around the globe.
To stand up for those that have no voice for the women that are being oppressed and exploited and crashed -- that was the purpose.
You're a grandmother and then we moved to the mother of four Tina.
And why would you be inspired for this I know it has something to do with your personal passed right.
And that's actually I did have a pass and being abused as a child so I really felt strongly that.
I connected a tiny tiny piece of what they felt what these victims feel.
Felt like ticketed identify with that and then I also went to India on a mission trip and saw firsthand what happens.
And once I did there's just no way I could not be involved and do something about it.
-- -- only eighteen years old yes.
Where your parents nervous that you were gonna do this -- My mom is the one that suggested -- since she's a brave little lady they know me and they were proud that.
I would be doing something like that they weren't nervous they -- -- So I was reading the notes last night about what you went through to actually get through this -- Kathy I mean this is not like going out for a -- okay.
Now tell me a little bit about -- the battles that you face.
All of you start and you have 48 women you're trying to get everybody organized -- -- client and I'm very no modern facilities as we would know of them no luxuries.
And that's an understatement.
I'm the hardest -- was the last thing is sad day.
And you're climbing up now you're getting up to 18191000.
Feet and there's no oxygen.
And so at that -- -- Things just start sitting down in your body so to continue the hike with hands down the hardest thing.
Any of us have ever done to operate and to try to keep going through that life changing experience Tina absolutely.
-- our big thing.
Is faith and reason that some -- you decided to do this crime.
Absolutely in no way.
Feeling what I tried to -- God's heart for the oppressed and -- into decent thing about it.
And down knowing that I have the means and I have hope and I -- -- give that hope hands and I want to reach out to the destitute and the needy.
And I want to be there servant because they have no one.
And I want to be their voice because they have no one.
And I find that feat was a reason that we got to top and I find that -- is -- reason that we keep going and we keep pursuing this journey and we keep.
Doing everything we can't for the -- -- -- -- wanna -- future climbs.
So what -- other women do if they wanna get involved in joining.
Boy I encourage everyone to go to our website -- giving giving got freedom Klein dot net and it's going to be this -- been updated on different opportunities that are available.
We'll have a -- in Georgia in me and then we're planning on.
A conference with the -- in Colorado in the fall.
And then will have another international crime.
In 2013 and just looking at the group shot here what a beautiful setting and I can only imagine the bonding.
Of the 48 women who did this had he stayed in touch with all of them we have had.
It's a family now and -- mission and when -- things that were really trying to and continue to do is speak in our communities and get more people engaged in the US that look.
Joined in with class and do events and sent to their communities so with left for -- -- to get involved.
Congratulations to all of you I can't imagine trying to accomplish -- -- but the three of you did it.
Thank you thank you -- the --