Well, today has been an exciting day. MckMama has been promoting GHNI's efforts to "adopt" the village of Ola Nagele in Africa. Unfortunately, only 100 (make that 101 - MckMama's grandmother ended up being added to the list at the end) individuals could participate in this effort. Those who were fortunate enough to be one of the first 100 (or 101) to sign up were mentioned on MckMama's blog and she even linked to their personal blogs if they provided that information.
If you were not able to be one of the first 100 (or 101) to sign up, you will have the opportunity to adopt a second village next week.
The cost to "adopt" a village is $12 per month, but they have stated that the plan is to support the village for 3-5 years.
* Based on information on GHNI's site found by reader "kb": http://signup.olanagele.ghni.org/ , it appears that you can cancel with GHNI at any time.