This campaign closed on Dec 31, 2012 Brené Brown brought clean water to Kurutoro Community and 2 other projects.

Daring Greatly

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Hi everyone,

If you're like me, you don't spend too much time thinking about water -- it's everywhere we go. When we're thirsty, we flip a handle or push a button. When we're dirty, we twist a shower knob. When our garden needs watering, when our pasta needs to be boiled, when we use the bathroom -- water is just there for the taking.

But for almost 800 million people on the planet, it's not. Millions of women and children have to walk hours each day to get water from muddy ponds and rivers. And much of that water is infested with bacteria, parasites or leeches.

When I learned that an average of $20 can give someone access to clean, safe water, I decided to start a campaign to help.

My goal is to raise $15,000. That gives our Wholehearted community the opportunity to fully fund a tap for 230 people in Rwanda.

Why charity:water?

I believe in what they're doing and how they're doing it.

charity: water will use 100% of the money to directly fund the water projects in the field. Even better, when the projects are complete, they'll show me just where our money went.

That's right -- we'll be able to see the GPS coordinates, photos and other details about the community we've impacted!

Let's DARE GREATLY and make this happen!
Together, we can make a difference in the global water crisis. I hope you'll consider helping.

This campaign brought clean water to Kurutoro Community, Rwanda and 2 other projects.

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The people of Rwanda are rewriting their story, and it starts with clean water for everyone. 100% of donations funded large-scale spring protection systems for communities here. Once complete we'll prove it using photos and GPS coordinates.

100 percent

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

This campaign brought clean water to Kurutoro Community, Rwanda and 2 other projects.

Hi everyone,

If you're like me, you don't spend too much time thinking about water -- it's everywhere we go. When we're thirsty, we flip a handle or push a button. When we're dirty, we twist a shower knob. When our garden needs watering, when our pasta needs to be boiled, when we use the bathroom -- water is just there for the taking.

But for almost 800 million people on the planet, it's not. Millions of women and children have to walk hours each day to get water from muddy ponds and rivers. And much of that water is infested with bacteria, parasites or leeches.

When I learned that an average of $20 can give someone access to clean, safe water, I decided to start a campaign to help.

My goal is to raise $15,000. That gives our Wholehearted community the opportunity to fully fund a tap for 230 people in Rwanda.

Why charity:water?

I believe in what they're doing and how they're doing it.

charity: water will use 100% of the money to directly fund the water projects in the field. Even better, when the projects are complete, they'll show me just where our money went.

That's right -- we'll be able to see the GPS coordinates, photos and other details about the community we've impacted!

Let's DARE GREATLY and make this happen!
Together, we can make a difference in the global water crisis. I hope you'll consider helping.

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Updates and Comments

  • Anastasia Roussos donated $50 - about 4 years ago

    With gratitude for your beautiful heart, Brene, and this life-giving project.

  • Brené Brown
    Brené Brown donated $190 - over 4 years ago

    T-shirts purchased by these awesome folks: Elizabeth (x2), Nancy (x2), Cookie (x2), Dawn (x2), Masie, Edgar (x2), Stacie, Hope (x2), Gina, Kimberly, Judith, Mary Beth, Valerie

  • Brené Brown
    Brené Brown donated $1,955 - over 4 years ago

    Thanks to these folks for buying the Kelly Rae Roberts Special Edition Wholehearted Parenting Manifesto: Heather, Angela, HM, Kara, Kerianne, Samia, Rahim, Cindy, Zachary, Michelle, Chardonnay, Jeffrey, Sarah, Janell, Amy, Liz, Gail, Emily, Peter, Hope, Linda, Paula, Elizabeth, Chris & MK, Dustin, Meghan, Giorgiana, Freddy, Leanne, Ginger, Sheasart.com, Amy, Mitchell, Diane, Juli, Janet, Michelle, Lori, Josephine, Natalie, Andrea, Patricia, Pearl, Linda, Eydie, Kristin, Derek, Rebecca, Anna, Julissa, Susan, Tiffany, Tiffany, Chancellor, Windi, Wishingshoppe, Michele, Rukiya, Jennifer, Deborah, Scott, Cheryl, Becky, Natalie, Mara, Deborah, Teresa, Amy, Vicki, Elisa, Shannon, Suzanne, Meghan, Peggy, Christy, Heather, Laurie, Kari, Michelle, Caroline, Barbara, Christine, Everett, Erika, Heidi, Mary, Laura, Celia, Sonya, Trish, Kathryn, Jennifer, Jennifer, Lisa, Megan, Mary, Christine, Lianne, Cindy, Tamara, Rhone, Kylie, Mary, Phylis, Nourish Your Family, Lisa, Consign Online, Carrie, Lisa, Michelle, Anne, Margaret, Georgina, Jeannie, Mary Jo, Holli, Benta, Keelin, Michael, Tami, Laura, Martha, Adelaide, Chantal, Nora, Natalie, Laura, Sally, Kassie, Anna, Becky, Styles Vintage, Collage, Brett, Lori, Kristin, Leah, Bridget , Dylan, Joanne, Mary, Kate, Julie, MK, Amber, Stacy, Diane, Jessica, Beth, Miri, Ruth-Ann, Isabella, Jennifer, Tara, Benicia, Stacy, Judy, Samia, Holly, Kristina, Angela, Teresa, Karen, art for the journey, Eileen, Kelly, Camille, Laura, Twig & Pearl Jewelry, Susan, Stephen, Cara, Samantha, Kari, Christine, Jill, Simple Essence, Wendy, Jenny, Margaret, Robin, Janine, Amy, Michael, Catherine, Rain, Sharis, Cathy, Genevieve, Stephanie, Nina, Claire, Rawan, Tanya, Herman, Katrina, Michele, Joy, Anne, Debbie, Practically Intuitive, Lorri, Jillian, Brilliant Beads, Beth, Fiona, Blind Bling, Rachel, Dorothy, Dana, Areta, Daniel, Anastasia, Donna, Anne Marie, Lori, Kelly, Michele, Erin, Nancy, Jodi Ann, Jennifer, Hope, Jacqueline, Julie, Mary, Elizabeth, Lani, Sara, Nicole, Beth, Helen, Jason, Kathleen, Michelle, Sarah, Kathryn, Julie, Richard, Helen, Kerry, Ashley, Carol, Any, James, Less Drama, Dena, Ellen, Kathryn, Tammy, Radical Personal Responsibility, Yolanda, Vanetia, Jean, Janna, Nicole, Susan, Alaina, Monika, David, Joe, Tania, Douglas, Jacqueline, Lindsay, Karen, Johanna, Patty, Heather, Nicole, Cheyenne, Tanya, Heidi, Candice, Canellos Nutrition, Katie, Rayanne, John, Anna, Aleksandra, Michele, Carol, Lykke, Dana, Kalee, Elissa

  • C
    Catherine Tharp donated $100 - over 4 years ago

    By her Mom at her request

  • Brené Brown
    Brené Brown donated $630 - over 4 years ago

    Thanks to these awesome folks for their t-shirt purchases: Stacy, Michelle (x3), Kay, Mia, Meg (x2), Barbara (x2), Richard, Stephen (x2), Jennifer (x2), Nina (x2), Sharon (x2), Karen, Susan (x3), Majorie (x2), Stacey, Jill, Catherine (x2), Karen, Stephanie, Nicole (x2), Christina, Tamara (x2), Mary Bridget, Allison (x2), Marybeth, Richard, Ben, Barbara (x3), Judith(x2), Tamara, Lianne (x2), Naseem, Bridget (x2), Wendy (x2), Tanya, Rahim (x3), DBT Networks

  • A
    Anonymous donated $20 - over 4 years ago

    :)

  • Brené Brown
    Brené Brown donated $180 - over 4 years ago

    Thanks to Coca-Cola for their t-shirt purchases!

  • Brené Brown
    Brené Brown donated $860 - over 4 years ago

    Thank you to these great t-shirt buyers: Beverly (x2), Keeley, Kathleen, Patti, Denise (x3), JoAnn, Susan (x2), Lisa (x4), Lynn (x2), Stacie, Sharon (x2), Susan (4), Brigit (x2), Mika (x2), Linda (x2), Beth (x4), Kim (x2), Debbie, Chelsea (x3), Lindsey, Shelby, Marilyn (x2), Elizabeth (x2), Fiona, Manoj, Emily, Rhonda, Amber (x2), Jessa (x5), Stacy, Megan, Amy, Sylvia, Marjorie, Jenn, Sandra (x2), Simon, Carol (x2)

  • Brené Brown
    Brené Brown donated $870 - over 4 years ago

    Thanks to these folks who are sporting Daring Greatly t-shirts! Susan, Bethany (x2), Jodi, Brandy (x2), Lidsey (x5), Sharon, Ann, Find An Astrologer (x2), Jill, Julie, Tiffany, P Molloy (x2), Kristin (x3), Ariane (x6), Paula (x2), Vanessa (x2), Cheryl, Nathalie, Sonia, Jacqueline, Diana (x2), Cynthia (x3), Susan (x2), Wabi Creations, Kathryn, Tamra, Susan, Melinda (x2), Vicci (x2), Thai Transfermations, Cheryl, Ana, Sarah, Deborrah (x2), Deborah, Emily (x4), Allison (x2), Joe (x2), Mariah (x5), Brittany, Elizabeth, Deborah, Brigitte, Kimberley (x2), Anne, FORM Yoga, Laura (x2), Jennifer, Susan, Jennifer, Caitlin (x2)

  • Brené Brown
    Brené Brown donated $700 - over 4 years ago

    T-shirts purchased from these awesome folks: Julie, Yueling (x2), Anita, Mary (x2), Catherine, Anne, Misha, Leslie, Lisa, Lisa, Cindy (x2), Pete, Koren (x2), Milada (x2), Mark, Patricia, Cynthia, Carla, Richard, Colleen, Tracy, Louise (x2), James, Mala, Rachel, Caitlin, Krista, Joshua (x2), Sophia, Wendy (x3), Heather (x2), Barb (x2), Claus, Celia, Deborah, Kaye (x2), Caddy, Kim, Kelly, Robert, Gunsinger Coaching, Sheevaun, Charlie, Kristie, James, Karman (x2), Jenny, Juli, Melissa (x2), Julie, Danielle, Martha (x4), John

The people of Rwanda are rewriting their story, and it starts with clean water for everyone. 100% of donations funded large-scale spring protection systems for communities here. Once complete we'll prove it using photos and GPS coordinates.

100 percent

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