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Tariku Savage

Tariku's 5th birthday

Tariku Savage

Tariku's 5th birthday

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I am turning five years old and am from Ethiopia. My parents just adopted me and I've been in the United States since April. When I lived in Ethiopia the only water we had came from a small water hole that was very dirty. My little brother died from diarrhea when he was one year old because the water made him so sick. I was very sad and very scared to drink the water. When I got to America the doctor said my stomach had lots of parasites in it from the water I drank in Ethiopia. Thankfully, here in America there is always clean water and I am healthy now. I don't have to worry anymore.

But there are still lots of people who have to worry about the water they drink. So, I want to raise enough money to build a well for a village like mine in Africa. Will you help?

This campaign brought clean water to Nguerenguer Community, Central African Republic and 1 other project.

$5,295

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This campaign closed on Dec 15, 2010 and the money is being sent to the field. Still want to donate? You can give directly to charity: water.

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Top donors listed by:
  • Terri Goff
    $1,000
  • Anna and Kelly Larson
    $400
  • Brian and Jill Schuckman
    $300
  • Judy Kirkpatrick
    $250
  • Melissa Hyrne
    $250

This campaign brought clean water to Nguerenguer Community, Central African Republic and 1 other project.

I am turning five years old and am from Ethiopia. My parents just adopted me and I've been in the United States since April. When I lived in Ethiopia the only water we had came from a small water hole that was very dirty. My little brother died from diarrhea when he was one year old because the water made him so sick. I was very sad and very scared to drink the water. When I got to America the doctor said my stomach had lots of parasites in it from the water I drank in Ethiopia. Thankfully, here in America there is always clean water and I am healthy now. I don't have to worry anymore.

But there are still lots of people who have to worry about the water they drink. So, I want to raise enough money to build a well for a village like mine in Africa. Will you help?

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Diseases from unsafe water and lack of basic sanitation kill more people every year than all forms of violence, including war. Your donation will help change that.

Comments by donors

  • Jay R Chamernik
    Jay R Chamernik donated $50 - over 4 years ago

    Zachary's 7th birthday.

  • Jan-Pierre H Bardi
    Jan-Pierre H Bardi donated $35 - over 4 years ago

    Zachary's 7th birthday

  • Benedict Aguado
    Benedict Aguado donated $50 - over 4 years ago

    Zachary's 7th birthday.

  • Patricia Kregel
    Patricia Kregel donated $20 - almost 5 years ago

    Zack Chamernik asked that donations be made in celebration of his birthday! We feel honored to be able to do so.

  • Anonymous donated $5 - almost 5 years ago

    from Rae Casurella- heard your story and loved it.

  • Lizbeth Miller
    Lizbeth Miller donated $20 - almost 5 years ago

    Your Aunt Becky told me all about you!

  • Klaus Brandlhuber
    Klaus Brandlhuber donated $133 - almost 5 years ago

    Happy Birthday from Germany ;)

  • Brian and Vickie Stump
    Brian and Vickie Stump donated $10 - almost 5 years ago

    Happy Birthday to ALL the Savage family! God bless you ...

  • Kati Hultman
    Kati Hultman donated $10 - almost 5 years ago

    I had to split up my $140 donation and this $10, but I'm hoping that the matching donation up to $150 will put this over the top!

  • Anonymous donated $140 - almost 5 years ago

    hoping with the matching donation this will nearly wrap up Tariku's well project!

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