The Motley Fool's charity:water drive

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This campaign closed on Dec 31, 2012 and $57,489 was sent to the field. LEARN WHAT HAPPENS NEXT 


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This campaign raised $57,489.
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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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Dear Fool:

This holiday season, we’re hoping to change the lives of 1,000 people by providing safe, clean drinking water. We’d be honored if you’d consider joining the cause. Any amount you're willing to give would make a huge difference.

Earlier this year, The Motley Fool was fortunate to host Scott Harrison, the founder and CEO of Charity: Water at our office. The team at Charity: Water is doing amazing work helping bring clean, healthy water to those in need across the world. We were amazed by Scott’s passion for the mission and by the impact Charity: Water’s efforts are having globally.

And we knew we had to get involved.

Consider the following facts:

• In Africa alone, people spend 40 billion hours every year just walking for water. Women and children usually bear the burden of water collection, walking miles to the nearest source, which is unprotected and likely to make them sick.

• Diseases from unsafe water and lack of basic sanitation kill more people every year than all forms of violence, including war. Children are especially vulnerable, as their bodies aren't strong enough to fight diarrhea, dysentery and other illnesses.

• 90% of the 30,000 deaths that occur every week from unsafe water and unhygienic living conditions are children under five years old.

The purpose of The Motley Fool is to help the world invest better. Normally, we want you to invest in the stock market. But today, we ask that you help us invest in communities across the world. By providing them clean drinking water, we can give them the gift of a brighter, healthier future, and make the world a better place.


Your friends at The Motley Fool

100% will fund clean water projects in Tigray, Ethiopia

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

We raised $57,489!
2,874 people will get clean water

$57,489 Raised
$20,000 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.


100% of donations fund water projects

Private donors cover our operating cost so that 100% of all public donations can go directly to water project costs. Learn more