This campaign closed on Dec 31, 2014 Paull Young brought clean water to Irah 3 Community and 2 other projects.

Paull Young

Paull's 31st Birthday

Paull Young

Paull's 31st Birthday

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I'm carrying a Jerry Can of 40 pounds of water everywhere I go until I hit my goal. Donations now are matched!

Across the developing world women and girls walk miles every day carrying heavy loads of water for their family. In solidarity with them, I've decided to carry a full Jerry can of water with me everywhere I go until I hit my fundraising goal of $31,000 for my 31st birthday.

It's hard work. I've had to change my commute, I can't just duck out to grab lunch or a coffee. I'm also going on business trips to Cleveland, Boston and Vermont in the coming weeks and I'm not sure how I'm going to handle the logistics of business travel with 40 pounds of water in tow.

So please give to make a huge change for women in the Sahel. 100% of your donation directly funds water projects in Mali or Niger, and right now your donation is matched so your impact is doubled!

Here's what women in the Sahel experience every day:

During the hotter part of the year, the average temperature in the Sahel region of West Africa is more than 110 degrees F / 40 degrees C.

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 Irah 3 Community, Niger and 2 other projects.

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This campaign closed on Dec 31, 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:
Greg and Yukari Pass$1,000x2
Alex & Mary Kallmann$1,000x2
Alison Macqueen$450x2
Paull Young$310x2
Brad Galo$310x2

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 Irah 3 Community, Niger and 2 other projects.

I'm carrying a Jerry Can of 40 pounds of water everywhere I go until I hit my goal. Donations now are matched!

Across the developing world women and girls walk miles every day carrying heavy loads of water for their family. In solidarity with them, I've decided to carry a full Jerry can of water with me everywhere I go until I hit my fundraising goal of $31,000 for my 31st birthday.

It's hard work. I've had to change my commute, I can't just duck out to grab lunch or a coffee. I'm also going on business trips to Cleveland, Boston and Vermont in the coming weeks and I'm not sure how I'm going to handle the logistics of business travel with 40 pounds of water in tow.

So please give to make a huge change for women in the Sahel. 100% of your donation directly funds water projects in Mali or Niger, and right now your donation is matched so your impact is doubled!

Here's what women in the Sahel experience every day:

During the hotter part of the year, the average temperature in the Sahel region of West Africa is more than 110 degrees F / 40 degrees C.

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

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    Gin Braverman donated $50 - over 2 years ago

    that can is heavy!

  • Kyle Elliott donated $50 - over 2 years ago

    Happy belated birthday Paull!

  • L
    Lacy Harrison donated $31 - over 2 years ago

    HAPPY HAPPY B'DAY, my kind Facebook friend! My prayer for your 31st is that you are completely surrounded by blessings as your continue to be SUCH a miracle for others!

  • D
    Nikki Kettelkamp donated $50 - over 2 years ago

    Happy Birthday Paull!

  • Dean Carpenter
    Dean Carpenter donated $31 - over 2 years ago

    Happy Birthday Paull! Love your work!

  • Wendy Morton
    Wendy Morton donated $31 - over 2 years ago

    Happy birthday Paull. congrats on another great year of bringing hope.

  • Pip Cowley donated $31 - over 2 years ago

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY MATE!!

  • Stacie + David
    Stacie Flinner donated $31 - over 2 years ago

    I want you to get to 4 wells! Thanks for your ongoing passion and commitment to clean water. :)

  • L
    Liz Farthing donated $31 - over 2 years ago

    Love your work Mr Young!

  • Renise Alloggia donated $31 - over 2 years ago

    Happy Birthday Mate x

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.