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John Vechey

John Vechey is Out of Office

John Vechey

John Vechey is Out of Office

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I'm out of the office right now. I'm actually so far out of the office I'm in Ethiopia. Not only do the villages I'm visiting lack the internet, they also don't have clean drinking water.

That sucks. Over one billion people in the world don't have access to clean water. It saddens me to even think about it. Imagine seeing your children drink water filled parasites, or spending six hours a day lugging water from a muddy, animal poo infested watering hole to home.

Luckily I'm in Ethiopia learning not just about the problems, but also the solutions.

And that's where you come in. While I'm gone, I'd love to raise $5,000 from those who've emailed me about work. That's enough to drill a well for one village of about 250 people.

Oh. And I'll match whatever people donate. So if everyone teams up with me to hit my goal of $5,000, that's two wells. Two villages.

This campaign brought clean water to Kouléyo, Côte d'Ivoire and 9 other projects.

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This campaign closed on Mar 31, 2012 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:
  • John Vechey
    $5,550
  • Sukhbir Sidhu
    $5,000
  • John Vechey
    $2,020
  • Jeff Weinstein
    $1,000
  • Ben Jones
    $750

This campaign brought clean water to Kouléyo, Côte d'Ivoire and 9 other projects.

I'm out of the office right now. I'm actually so far out of the office I'm in Ethiopia. Not only do the villages I'm visiting lack the internet, they also don't have clean drinking water.

That sucks. Over one billion people in the world don't have access to clean water. It saddens me to even think about it. Imagine seeing your children drink water filled parasites, or spending six hours a day lugging water from a muddy, animal poo infested watering hole to home.

Luckily I'm in Ethiopia learning not just about the problems, but also the solutions.

And that's where you come in. While I'm gone, I'd love to raise $5,000 from those who've emailed me about work. That's enough to drill a well for one village of about 250 people.

Oh. And I'll match whatever people donate. So if everyone teams up with me to hit my goal of $5,000, that's two wells. Two villages.

Learn about the water crisis

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

  • Faith  Walker
    Faith Walker donated $620 - over 3 years ago

    Matching gifts on behalf of PopCap Employees.

  • Kevin Ward
    Kevin Ward donated $20 - over 3 years ago

    Hippy. Miss you.

  • Ben Ahroni
    Ben Ahroni donated $200 - over 3 years ago

    Well, well, well John... No really, that's 3 wells.

  • David Franzi
    David Franzi donated $100 - over 3 years ago

    This gets the Franzi stamp of approval. Awesome work, John!

  • Jennifer Schuster
    Jennifer Schuster donated $50 - over 3 years ago

    I'm touched to know someone like you. This is an incredible thing you're doing, there is no reason anyone should ever go without. Thank you!

  • Joan Labby
    Joan Labby donated $100 - over 3 years ago

    You're an inspiration!

  • John Vechey
    John Vechey donated $2,020 - over 3 years ago

    MATCHED! Thanks everyone!!!!!

  • Shelly Henderson
    Shelly Henderson donated $50 - over 3 years ago

    Awesome idea.

  • Donald Walters
    Donald Walters donated $100 - over 3 years ago

    Rock on, JV!

  • Eugene Evans
    Eugene Evans donated $100 - over 3 years ago

    Awesome work!

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