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Nesima Aberra

My 21st Birthday

Nesima Aberra

My 21st Birthday

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All of my birthdays have always been about stuff. Stuff I don't want, stuff I definitely don't need. And to be honest, I hardly even remember what I got last year.

So this year, I'm giving my birthday up.

I'm turning 21 years old and instead of asking for gifts, I'm asking for $ 210 or more from everyone I know. It's not going to me, though. All of it is going to build freshwater projects for people in developing countries.

Almost 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. 30,000 people will die this week alone. The lucky ones won't, but still have to walk hours each day to get dirty water for 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 people living without it. I want to make my birthday matter this year.

The best part: 100% of all donations go directly toward water projects. And about 18 months after this campaign ends, charity: water will show us where and how every dollar we raised ended up helping in the field. We'll see GPS coordinates, photos and more details about the communities we've impacted.

I've been doing this for the past 2 years and really want to achieve my goal this time. Please help me and I love you all :D
Please join me.

This campaign helped fund a rig in Ethiopia that can drill 80 wells a year.

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$210.00

This campaign closed on Dec 1, 2011 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:
Berhan Aberra$21
Abdu Khalifa$21
HASSEN ABDURAHMAN$21
Nasser Aberra$21
Elyse King$21

This campaign helped fund a rig in Ethiopia that can drill 80 wells a year.

All of my birthdays have always been about stuff. Stuff I don't want, stuff I definitely don't need. And to be honest, I hardly even remember what I got last year.

So this year, I'm giving my birthday up.

I'm turning 21 years old and instead of asking for gifts, I'm asking for $ 210 or more from everyone I know. It's not going to me, though. All of it is going to build freshwater projects for people in developing countries.

Almost 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. 30,000 people will die this week alone. The lucky ones won't, but still have to walk hours each day to get dirty water for 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 people living without it. I want to make my birthday matter this year.

The best part: 100% of all donations go directly toward water projects. And about 18 months after this campaign ends, charity: water will show us where and how every dollar we raised ended up helping in the field. We'll see GPS coordinates, photos and more details about the communities we've impacted.

I've been doing this for the past 2 years and really want to achieve my goal this time. Please help me and I love you all :D
Please join me.

September Campaign 2011

You fundraised, donated and came to a birthday party -- all to help us raise money for two new drilling rigs in Tigray, Ethiopia. Each rig will go on to drill 80 new wells, and together they'll change 80,000 lives -- every single year for the next 15 years.

Comments by donors

  • Berhan  Aberra
    Berhan Aberra donated $21 - almost 4 years ago

    Great Job Neseema

  • Abdu Khalifa
    Abdu Khalifa donated $21 - almost 4 years ago

    a wonderful and worthy idea. God bless you, Nessima and the guys at charity water.

  • HASSEN ABDURAHMAN
    HASSEN ABDURAHMAN donated $21 - almost 4 years ago

    Great Idea and wish you success. Your uncle, Hassen.

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