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Sarah Joy Sebastian

Sarah Joy's twentyseventh Birthday Present

Sarah Joy Sebastian

Sarah Joy's twentyseventh Birthday Present

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So here's the thing, as a child, I had a dream to one day travel to Africa and live in mud huts and help people build wells (after I watched Nat Geo's doco on drought in Africa) and I've turned 27 and that dream doesn't quite look like it could be a reality any time soon. HOWEVER, someone else has made it possible that I can partner with them in order to see that dream fulfilled.

Would you join me, partner with me to help see my dream fulfilled (sorta) and make a difference in the lives of all these people who don't ask for much except to live beyond the age of 25 and have a family.

So I was thinking, since my birthday is over now and Christmas & New Year is just around the corner, why not give the gift of water. $1, or $10, $20, $100 - It's not going to me, though. All of it is going to build freshwater wells for people in developing nations.

A billion people in the world are living without clean water - but how much are they really living? Millions contract deadly diseases from contaminated water. 45,000 people will die this week alone. The lucky ones won't, but still walk hours each day to get dirty water to give to their families.

My birthday wish this year is not for more gifts I don't need; it's to give clean and safe drinking water to some of the billion living without it. I want to make my birthday matter this year.

Please join me.

please note: Because of charity: water's unique model, 100% of all donations go directly to direct water projects costs, and each donation is "proved" and tracked to the village it helped when projects are complete.

This campaign brought clean water to Morka Asa Community, Ethiopia and 1 other project.

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Top donors listed by:
  • Anonymous
    $218
  • Jane Sebastian
    $50
  • Sarah Lim
    $50
  • Anonymous
    $32
  • Jeremy Teo
    $30

This campaign brought clean water to Morka Asa Community, Ethiopia and 1 other project.

So here's the thing, as a child, I had a dream to one day travel to Africa and live in mud huts and help people build wells (after I watched Nat Geo's doco on drought in Africa) and I've turned 27 and that dream doesn't quite look like it could be a reality any time soon. HOWEVER, someone else has made it possible that I can partner with them in order to see that dream fulfilled.

Would you join me, partner with me to help see my dream fulfilled (sorta) and make a difference in the lives of all these people who don't ask for much except to live beyond the age of 25 and have a family.

So I was thinking, since my birthday is over now and Christmas & New Year is just around the corner, why not give the gift of water. $1, or $10, $20, $100 - It's not going to me, though. All of it is going to build freshwater wells for people in developing nations.

A billion people in the world are living without clean water - but how much are they really living? Millions contract deadly diseases from contaminated water. 45,000 people will die this week alone. The lucky ones won't, but still walk hours each day to get dirty water to give to their families.

My birthday wish this year is not for more gifts I don't need; it's to give clean and safe drinking water to some of the billion living without it. I want to make my birthday matter this year.

Please join me.

please note: Because of charity: water's unique model, 100% of all donations go directly to direct water projects costs, and each donation is "proved" and tracked to the village it helped when projects are complete.

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

  • Jane Sebastian
    Jane Sebastian donated $50 - over 4 years ago

    just because. =)

  • Anonymous donated $218 - over 4 years ago

    via Justin & Allison Chamberlain, Boago K, Kevin Zachary, Charissa Kang, Shireen Chaw, Lim Sin Yee & Joni Lynne

  • Wye Yi Wong
    Wye Yi Wong donated $27 - almost 5 years ago

    way to go Sarah! :)

  • Kevin Tan
    Kevin Tan donated $27 - almost 5 years ago

    Happy Birthday Joyous!

  • Sarah Lim
    Sarah Lim donated $50 - almost 5 years ago

    Happy Birthday precious! You inspire me.

  • Shelly Vaughn
    Shelly Vaughn donated $20 - almost 5 years ago

    Happy Birthday. May God's joy always permeate your life!

  • Jeremy Teo
    Jeremy Teo donated $30 - almost 5 years ago

    Continue to bring life. Happy Birthday

  • Rachel MacKillop
    Rachel MacKillop donated $27 - almost 5 years ago

    Happy Birthday Gorgeous Friend

  • Jane Sebastian
    Jane Sebastian donated $27 - almost 5 years ago

    only for the BESTEST SISTER ever!! =)

  • Sarah Joy Sebastian
    Sarah Joy Sebastian donated $27 - almost 5 years ago

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY ME!!!

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