Because the Need is Real

by Joshua Becker

This campaign closed on Dec 31, 2012 and $4,572 was sent to the field. LEARN WHAT HAPPENS NEXT 


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This campaign raised $4,572.
That money is hard at work in the field.

100% of the money raised by this campaign is being used to bring clean water to those in need. In 18 months we’ll be able to show you exactly where the money went and who it helped.

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On December 11, I'm turning 38.

My needs are completely met.

But then I found out that millions of people have very significant needs. In fact, many of them won't live to see their fifth birthdays. And why? Because they don't have access to clean, safe water.

So I'm celebrating my birthday like never before.

I'm asking for $10,000 from everyone I know -- and every penny of the money raised will go directly to fund clean water projects in developing nations. Even better, charity: water will show us exactly which projects we funded once they've been fully completed (which takes about 18 months). That means we'll be able to see the communities we've helped!

Please join me to make this birthday count.

100% will fund clean water projects in Tigray, Ethiopia

Once complete we'll prove it using photos and GPS coordinates.

We raised $4,572!
228 people will get clean water

$4,572 Raised
$10,000 Goal

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Thank you for helping us fund 100 wells in Ethiopia. Soon, 100 communities will be drinking clean and safe water from charity: water wells.


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