This campaign closed on Sep 30, 2014 Les and Ashley brought clean water to Ruhanga 2 Community and 1 other project.

Les and Ashley

The KiliMaji Project

Les and Ashley

The KiliMaji Project

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Climbing Kilimanjaro and partnering with KHC to bring safe, clean drinking water to communities in Rwanda.

Each day, 5,000 children die from water-related illnesses. In fact, lack of clean water is the leading cause of preventable death in the world -- and each year, diseases from unsafe water and lack of basic sanitation kill more people than all forms of violence, including war. Moreover, women and children usually bear the brunt of water collection, walking as much as three hours each day to collect water that is often contaminated. The time spent walking and resulting diseases keep them from school, work, and taking care of their families.

Yet bringing clean water to communities is also incredibly simple and relatively inexpensive. Indeed, one hand-dug well can cost as little as a few thousand dollars, yet can provide access to safe, clean water to hundreds of people of years to come.

Our goal: $62,000. That's enough to fully fund two community water projects, including tap stands, water committees, and sanitation and hygiene programs in the Rulindo District of Rwanda. To do it, we're asking for help from our friends, family, and even businesses from Memorial Day to Labor Day 2014. And we're not just sitting around, either: to help raise awareness, we'll be climbing Mount Kilimanjaro this August.

The KiliMaji Project is excited to fundraise on behalf of charity: water, an innovative New York City-based non-profit organization that works directly with local communities to build sustainable clean water wells. 100% of the money raised by The KiliMaji Project and all funds collected by charity: water will be used to fund clean water solutions in Rwanda. Once our wells are complete in early 2016, we'll also post GPS coordinates and satellite images so you can see the Project in action.

The KiliMaji Project also thanks Kinseth Hospitality Companies for their generous provision of fundraising support through their hotels and restaurants across the Midwest. In addition to using this page, you can also donate by visiting the front desk of any KHC property. For a complete listing, visit http://www.kinseth.com.

To learn more about the KiliMaji Project, visit our website at http://www.kilimajiproject.org. You can also like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/kilimajiproject or follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/KiliMajiProject.

This campaign brought clean water to Ruhanga 2 Community, Rwanda and 1 other project.

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This campaign closed on Sep 30, 2014 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:
Robert J Kleinman Jr and Judith H Kleinman$2,000
Amerail Systems Inc$2,000
Kinseth Hotel Corporation$1,190.19
Kinseth Hotel Corporation$1,119.08
Anonymous$1,000

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.

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 Ruhanga 2 Community, Rwanda and 1 other project.

Climbing Kilimanjaro and partnering with KHC to bring safe, clean drinking water to communities in Rwanda.

Each day, 5,000 children die from water-related illnesses. In fact, lack of clean water is the leading cause of preventable death in the world -- and each year, diseases from unsafe water and lack of basic sanitation kill more people than all forms of violence, including war. Moreover, women and children usually bear the brunt of water collection, walking as much as three hours each day to collect water that is often contaminated. The time spent walking and resulting diseases keep them from school, work, and taking care of their families.

Yet bringing clean water to communities is also incredibly simple and relatively inexpensive. Indeed, one hand-dug well can cost as little as a few thousand dollars, yet can provide access to safe, clean water to hundreds of people of years to come.

Our goal: $62,000. That's enough to fully fund two community water projects, including tap stands, water committees, and sanitation and hygiene programs in the Rulindo District of Rwanda. To do it, we're asking for help from our friends, family, and even businesses from Memorial Day to Labor Day 2014. And we're not just sitting around, either: to help raise awareness, we'll be climbing Mount Kilimanjaro this August.

The KiliMaji Project is excited to fundraise on behalf of charity: water, an innovative New York City-based non-profit organization that works directly with local communities to build sustainable clean water wells. 100% of the money raised by The KiliMaji Project and all funds collected by charity: water will be used to fund clean water solutions in Rwanda. Once our wells are complete in early 2016, we'll also post GPS coordinates and satellite images so you can see the Project in action.

The KiliMaji Project also thanks Kinseth Hospitality Companies for their generous provision of fundraising support through their hotels and restaurants across the Midwest. In addition to using this page, you can also donate by visiting the front desk of any KHC property. For a complete listing, visit http://www.kinseth.com.

To learn more about the KiliMaji Project, visit our website at http://www.kilimajiproject.org. You can also like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/kilimajiproject or follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/KiliMajiProject.

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Updates and Comments

  • K
    Kinseth Hotel Corporation donated $1,119.08 - over 3 years ago

    Clarion Inn - Mason City $86.23, Holiday Inn - Rock isld $756.67, Holiday Inn - Council Bluffs $276.18

  • K
    Kinseth Hotel Corporation donated $1,190.19 - over 3 years ago

    Best Western Holiday $165.92, Holiday Inn Express - Cvl $191.29, Holiday Inn - Wichita $60, Country Inn & Suites - St Chrl $157, Holiday Inn/Hampton - Coralville $49, Springhill Suites - Cheyenne, WY $35.83, Hampton Inn - Florissant $8.01, Marriott Courtyard - Ankeny $263.41, Holiday Inn - Dubuque $244.73, Kinseth Hotel Corporation $15

  • K
    Kinseth Hotel Corporation donated $46.94 - over 3 years ago

    Hilton Garden Inn-Manhattan $12.08, Holiday Inn-Wichita $29.86, Welcome Hotel & Sts-Decatur, IL $5

  • K
    Kinseth Hotel Corporation donated $465.54 - over 3 years ago

    Clarion Inn - Mason City $49, Best Western Holiday $416.54

  • K
    Kinseth Hotel Corporation donated $193 - over 3 years ago

    Country Inn & Suites - St Chrl $93, Holiday Inn-Council Bluffs $100

  • K
    Kinseth Hotel Corporation donated $426.90 - over 3 years ago

    Holiday Inn - Wichita $122.90, Holiday Inn - Hampton-Coralville $6, Sleep Inn - Milwaukee, WI $275, Kinseth Hotel Corporation $23

  • K
    Kinseth Hotel Corporation donated $269.47 - over 3 years ago

    Best Western Holiday $64, Holiday Inn Express-Cvl $129, Hilton Garden Inn - Manhattan $12.72, Holiday Inn - Overland Park KS $5, Welcome Hotel & Sts - Decatur, IL $49.75, Comfort Inn - Davenport $9

  • M
    Marilyn Hansen donated $50 - over 3 years ago

    This is sent in care of Kinseth Hospitality

  • K
    Karen Gulrud-Kennedy donated $100 - over 3 years ago

    Good luck in your adventure for such a great cause.

  • P
    Paul Weis donated $20 - over 3 years ago

    Good Luck Les and Ashley! Have a good climb!

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.

100 percent

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