This campaign closed on Dec 30, 2010 Nancy Heiss brought clean water to Bobenga Camp des Pygmée.

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This campaign brought clean water to Bobenga Camp des Pygmée, Central African Republic.

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$2,500

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Anonymous$700
Wally and Judy Breitenstein$200
Bret (and family) Alsop$150
Karen Heiss$131
Anonymous$100.11

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.

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 Bobenga Camp des Pygmée, Central African Republic.

On October 30th I'm going to be running a half-marathon. That's 13.1 miles. I don't think I've ever run that far in my life.

Every week, though, millions of women and their children walk more than 13.1 miles just to get water for their families--water that is often contaminated. I don't know about you, but I only have to walk into the kitchen to get clean drinking water. I'm running this 13.1 miles for those who don't have access to clean drinking water.

When we lived in Egypt we couldn't drink the tap water and it was inconvenient but we at least had enough money to buy bottled water. So many people in Africa don't have the resources to do that--I saw many people filling up water canisters straight from the Nile, which is polluted and full of Schistosoma, the parasite that causes Schistosomiasis. This disease is endemic to Egypt and approximately 70 other developing countries. According to wikipedia, "an estimated 600 million people worldwide are at risk from the disease."

My goal is to earn $2,500 for water. That's enough to fund half a well.

Because of charity: water's unique model, 100% of all donations go directly to water projects, and each donation is "proved" when projects are complete.

Help me reach my goal! Donate, tell your friends to donate, tell your friends to tell their friends to donate!

Thank you!

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    Myrna Layton donated $20 - almost 9 years ago

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    Myrna Layton donated $20 - almost 9 years ago

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    Myrna Layton donated $20 - almost 9 years ago

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    Myrna Layton donated $25 - almost 9 years ago

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    Braxton Wilhelmsen donated $20 - almost 9 years ago

    These pretzels are makin me thirsty.

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    Anonymous donated $100.11 - about 9 years ago

    Great idea. We love the people of Africa. Perry & Ellisa

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    Matthew Law donated $20 - about 9 years ago

    So Close!

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    Andrew Heiss donated $4 - about 9 years ago

    Back to an even number again…

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    Crystal Slade donated $20 - about 9 years ago

    Almost there! Yeah Nancy!!!!

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    Mary Phillips donated $5 - about 9 years ago

    Nancy, I am happy to support this good cause.

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.

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