Afford Anything

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Welcome, Afford Anything community! Let's raise enough money to build a well!
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Every day, about 1,400 children die from diseases caused by unsafe water and poor sanitation.

But it doesn’t have to be that way. There are simple solutions like drilled wells, spring protections and BioSand filters that help provide clean water to communities around the world.

I'd like the Afford Anything community to fully sponsor one water project. We can build a specific, tangible, GPS-identifiable project that brings water to hundreds of people.

100% of the money will be used to build clean water projects, and when they’re complete, charity: water will send us photos and GPS coordinates so we can see the exact community we helped.

My goal is for the Afford Anything community -- this tribe of readers, listeners and viewers who are passionate about money and life -- to become the sole, 100% sponsors of a specific water project, one that can be identified by GPS coordinates and photos. Something that we can point to and say, "we built that." And I'd like us to raise this money by the end of 2018.

Please give $100 or more so that we, the Afford Anything community, can bring clean water to a community that needs it.

Thank you.

$5,900

  • 196 people will get clean water
  • 77 days left to donate
49%
$12,000
Top donors listed by:
Anonymous$1,000
Stephanie Bowe$300
Katelyn Randall$250
ROBERT HAINES$250
Rich Carey$250

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.

Welcome, Afford Anything community! Let's raise enough money to build a well!
_____
Every day, about 1,400 children die from diseases caused by unsafe water and poor sanitation.

But it doesn’t have to be that way. There are simple solutions like drilled wells, spring protections and BioSand filters that help provide clean water to communities around the world.

I'd like the Afford Anything community to fully sponsor one water project. We can build a specific, tangible, GPS-identifiable project that brings water to hundreds of people.

100% of the money will be used to build clean water projects, and when they’re complete, charity: water will send us photos and GPS coordinates so we can see the exact community we helped.

My goal is for the Afford Anything community -- this tribe of readers, listeners and viewers who are passionate about money and life -- to become the sole, 100% sponsors of a specific water project, one that can be identified by GPS coordinates and photos. Something that we can point to and say, "we built that." And I'd like us to raise this money by the end of 2018.

Please give $100 or more so that we, the Afford Anything community, can bring clean water to a community that needs it.

Thank you.

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Updates and Comments

  • A
    Anonymous donated $100 - 3 days ago

    Clean water is such a gift! We all take this simple thing for granted. What better way to spend your money? I can't think of one.

  • V
    VJ donated $25 - 3 days ago

    All the best Pragya!

  • A
    Anonymous donated $100 - 3 days ago

    Richard, thank you for the Matching funds.. amazing.. and Paula.. thank you for all that you do, and finding and vetting a wonderful opportunity to improve the lives of others.

  • A
    Anonymous donated $200 - 5 days ago

    Love the podcast and have some of my charity budget to give out.

  • R
    Rich Carey donated $250 - 6 days ago

    This is awesome Paula!

  • Q
    Quinn Zander-Conn donated $125 - 6 days ago

    Alright Paula, here's $125 plus my work will match it so that's $250 plus Richard will match so that's basically a $500 donation! Thanks to you and Richard for caring about such a basic need. P.S. Love the podcast.

  • J
    Jason and M.K. Williams donated $100 - 6 days ago

    Thank you Paula for highlighting this opportunity and Richard for amplifying this cause!

  • C
    Clara Booth donated $15 - 6 days ago

    Only a little bit as I`m a student but it all helps. Thanks for matching the donation Richard and for helping us work towards a worthy cause Paula. Love the show.

  • A
    Andrew Chan donated $50 - 8 days ago

    I’ve learned so much from Paula’s blog and podcast. I’ve constantly inspired and motivated after hearing the podcast or reading the blog. This is a wonderful campaign to give back!

  • R
    ROBERT HAINES donated $250 - 9 days ago

    Paula - Great show with Scott and happy to support this cause! It was awesome to meet you and your folks at Fincon! Keep up the good work - you're crushing it!

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.