This campaign closed on Dec 31, 2014 Magdalena Ball brought clean water to Tomikoro F2 Community.

Magdalena Ball

Magdalena's 50th

Magdalena Ball

Magdalena's 50th

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Access to clean, fresh water (and good health) for everyone.

During the hotter part of the year, the average temperature in the Sahel region of West Africa is more than 110 degrees.

For women here, not having access to clean water means hours of painful and exhausting work. Many of them walk miles each day just to reach the 100-year-old hole in the ground where they collect water. And they make that trip four or five times. Not only is that water contaminated and dirt-colored, but it has to be pulled up by hand, one bucket at a time.

The homemade rope burns their hands; it causes bleeding and leaves callouses — even scars. And sometimes the rope breaks, causing women to fall into the wells.

But we can change all of that!

We can bring solar powered pumps into communities and pipe water to tap stands right next to these women’s homes. We can bring time, energy and a better future to 100,000 people in Mali and Niger.

Help me play a small part in changing the lives of women in the Sahel -- donate to my campaign.

100% of everything we raise will directly fund water projects. And when those projects are finished, charity: water will send us proof in pictures and GPS coordinates, so we can see the actual people and communities we impacted.

This campaign brought clean water to Tomikoro F2 Community, Mali.

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Top donors listed by:
Robert Shapiro$200x2
Martin Ball$200x2
Dawn & Bryan Ball$175x2
Corinne & Ilkka Kuivisto$50x2
Magdalena Ball$50x2

This September, we want to bring clean water to 100,000 people in The Sahel. Watch the trailer to find out why.

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 Tomikoro F2 Community, Mali.

Access to clean, fresh water (and good health) for everyone.

During the hotter part of the year, the average temperature in the Sahel region of West Africa is more than 110 degrees.

For women here, not having access to clean water means hours of painful and exhausting work. Many of them walk miles each day just to reach the 100-year-old hole in the ground where they collect water. And they make that trip four or five times. Not only is that water contaminated and dirt-colored, but it has to be pulled up by hand, one bucket at a time.

The homemade rope burns their hands; it causes bleeding and leaves callouses — even scars. And sometimes the rope breaks, causing women to fall into the wells.

But we can change all of that!

We can bring solar powered pumps into communities and pipe water to tap stands right next to these women’s homes. We can bring time, energy and a better future to 100,000 people in Mali and Niger.

Help me play a small part in changing the lives of women in the Sahel -- donate to my campaign.

100% of everything we raise will directly fund water projects. And when those projects are finished, charity: water will send us proof in pictures and GPS coordinates, so we can see the actual people and communities we impacted.

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Updates and Comments

  • L
    Leonie Cutts donated $50 - over 2 years ago

    What a fabulous gift Maggie!

  • C
    Corinne & Ilkka Kuivisto donated $50 - over 2 years ago

    Happy Birthday Maggie

  • R
    Rosmairi Dawson donated $20 - over 2 years ago

    Happy Birthday present to Magdalena. Its a great way to celebrate, especially for these water projects.

  • D
    Dawn & Bryan Ball donated $175 - over 2 years ago

    Happy 50th birthday Maggie

  • R
    Robert Shapiro donated $200 - over 2 years ago

    Hi Maggie,Happy Birthday Love Hugs and kisses Dad and Sherry -Thanks for the Pics

  • R
    Ruhama Veltfort donated $20 - over 2 years ago

    What a great way to celebrate your half-century, Maggie! Happy Birthday!

  • S
    Sheila Wolff donated $50 - over 2 years ago

    Happy Birthday My beloved Mags. xoxoxo Sheila and Jon

  • M
    Martin Ball donated $200 - over 2 years ago

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  • Magdalena Ball
    Magdalena Ball donated $50 - over 2 years ago

    Starting the ball rolling

This September, we want to bring clean water to 100,000 people in The Sahel. Watch the trailer to find out why.

100 percent

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