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Bijan Sabet

Bijan's 44th birthday

Bijan Sabet

Bijan's 44th birthday

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Today is my birthday. I'm 44.

At first, this seemed surreal, even daunting.

But then I found out that millions of people don't live to see their fifth birthdays. And why? Because they don't have access to clean, safe water.

So I'm not scared of turning 44 anymore. In fact, I'm celebrating my birthday like never before.

I'm asking for $5 from everyone I know -- and every penny of the money raised will go directly to fund clean water projects in developing nations. Even better, charity: water will show us exactly which projects we funded once they've been fully completed (which takes about 18 months). That means we'll be able to see the communities we've helped!

My goal is to raise $440. I'll start by contributing $100.

Please join me to make this birthday count.

This campaign brought clean water to Tinchhage Community, Nepal.

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This campaign closed on May 10, 2013 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:
fred wilson$100
Bijan Sabet$100
Keith Cline$44
Daryn Nakhuda$44
tobias peggs$44

This campaign brought clean water to Tinchhage Community, Nepal.

Today is my birthday. I'm 44.

At first, this seemed surreal, even daunting.

But then I found out that millions of people don't live to see their fifth birthdays. And why? Because they don't have access to clean, safe water.

So I'm not scared of turning 44 anymore. In fact, I'm celebrating my birthday like never before.

I'm asking for $5 from everyone I know -- and every penny of the money raised will go directly to fund clean water projects in developing nations. Even better, charity: water will show us exactly which projects we funded once they've been fully completed (which takes about 18 months). That means we'll be able to see the communities we've helped!

My goal is to raise $440. I'll start by contributing $100.

Please join me to make this birthday count.

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

  • Keith Cline
    Keith Cline donated $44 - over 2 years ago

    Happy Birthday - great idea!

  • tobias peggs
    tobias peggs donated $44 - over 2 years ago

    happy birthday - and i know what you mean about those knees ;-)

  • Daryn Nakhuda
    Daryn Nakhuda donated $44 - over 2 years ago

    Happy Birthday Bijan!

  • fred wilson
    fred wilson donated $100 - over 2 years ago

    one of the many gifts the web has given is the ability to reroute gift giving to charitable donations. well done my friend.

  • David Noel
    David Noel donated $44 - over 2 years ago

    Happy birthday, Bijan!

  • Idan Cohen
    Idan Cohen donated $10 - over 2 years ago

    L'chaim! To a refreshing year!

  • Jonathan Wegener
    Jonathan Wegener donated $44 - over 2 years ago

    Happy birthday Bijan!

  • Lenley Hensarling
    Lenley Hensarling donated $44 - over 2 years ago

    Happy Birthday Bijan - love your pics and comments on Tumblr

  • Antonio Rodriguez
    Antonio Rodriguez donated $44 - over 2 years ago

    Happy birthday Bijan. Glad that mentally you are still but 14.

  • amy denmeade
    amy denmeade donated $10 - over 2 years ago

    happy birthday!

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