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Rincey Abraham

Rincey's 25th Birthday

Rincey Abraham

Rincey's 25th Birthday

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All of my birthdays have always been about stuff. Stuff I don't want, stuff I definitely don't need. And to be honest, I hardly even remember what I got last year.

So this year, I'm giving my birthday up.

I'm turning 25 years old and instead of asking for gifts, I'm asking for $2,500 or more from everyone I know. It's not going to me, though. All of it is going to build freshwater projects for people in developing countries.

Almost a billion people in the world are living without clean water -- but how much are they really living? Millions contract deadly diseases from contaminated water. 30,000 people will die this week alone. The lucky ones won't, but still have to walk hours each day to get dirty water for their families.

My birthday wish this year is not for more gifts I don't need; it's to give clean and safe drinking water to some of the billion people living without it. I want to make my birthday matter this year.

But I'm not stopping there. I will match my donations dollar for dollar up to $1,000. So all I need you to do is bring in $1,500 and I will chip in the other $1,000 to reach my goal.

The best part: 100% of all donations go directly toward water projects. And about 18 months after this campaign ends, charity: water will show us where and how every dollar we raised ended up helping in the field. We'll see GPS coordinates, photos and more details about the communities we've impacted.

Please join me.

This campaign helped fund a rig in Ethiopia that can drill 80 wells a year.

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$2,500.00

This campaign closed on Nov 30, 2011 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:
Rincey Abraham$1,000
Nate Mathai$397
Clement Cherian$125
Wincy Mathew$125
James A. Molnar$100

This campaign helped fund a rig in Ethiopia that can drill 80 wells a year.

All of my birthdays have always been about stuff. Stuff I don't want, stuff I definitely don't need. And to be honest, I hardly even remember what I got last year.

So this year, I'm giving my birthday up.

I'm turning 25 years old and instead of asking for gifts, I'm asking for $2,500 or more from everyone I know. It's not going to me, though. All of it is going to build freshwater projects for people in developing countries.

Almost a billion people in the world are living without clean water -- but how much are they really living? Millions contract deadly diseases from contaminated water. 30,000 people will die this week alone. The lucky ones won't, but still have to walk hours each day to get dirty water for their families.

My birthday wish this year is not for more gifts I don't need; it's to give clean and safe drinking water to some of the billion people living without it. I want to make my birthday matter this year.

But I'm not stopping there. I will match my donations dollar for dollar up to $1,000. So all I need you to do is bring in $1,500 and I will chip in the other $1,000 to reach my goal.

The best part: 100% of all donations go directly toward water projects. And about 18 months after this campaign ends, charity: water will show us where and how every dollar we raised ended up helping in the field. We'll see GPS coordinates, photos and more details about the communities we've impacted.

Please join me.

September Campaign 2011

You fundraised, donated and came to a birthday party -- all to help us raise money for two new drilling rigs in Tigray, Ethiopia. Each rig will go on to drill 80 new wells, and together they'll change 80,000 lives -- every single year for the next 15 years.

Comments by donors

  • Carrie Rolph
    Carrie Rolph donated $25 - almost 4 years ago

    Happy (belated) birthday, Rincey!

  • Lejini Jacob
    Lejini Jacob donated $25 - almost 4 years ago

    Happy Birthday Rincey! Doing something like this to celebrate your birthday shows how awesome you are =)

  • Rachel Christudhas
    Rachel Christudhas donated $25 - almost 4 years ago

    happy birthday rince =)

  • Reba Mathew
    Reba Mathew donated $25 - almost 4 years ago

    Happy Birthday Rinc!! Praise God for your life and for your heart!! So blessed by you sister! =)

  • Marilyn Mathew
    Marilyn Mathew donated $25 - almost 4 years ago

    Happy 25th Birthday Rincey! When the poor and needy seek water, I will open rivers on the bare heights, and fountains in the midst of the valleys; I will make the wilderness a pool of water, and the dry land springs of water. Isaiah 41: 17-18

  • Rebecca Jose
    Rebecca Jose donated $25 - almost 4 years ago

    Happy Birthday Rinc =)

  • Abin Koshy
    Abin Koshy donated $49 - almost 4 years ago

    Happy Birthday Rinc! Shaina and I are so excited to celebrate with you in this way!

  • Wincy Mathew
    Wincy Mathew donated $125 - almost 4 years ago

    Happy birthday, Rincey ammamma!! We love you! <3 Luke and Ethan

  • Anonymous donated $26 - almost 4 years ago

    Happy Birthday Rincey!! :) you are such a blessing to all those you come across! hope you a great 25th!

  • Sangeeta Saxena
    Sangeeta Saxena donated $25 - almost 4 years ago

    Happy Birthday Rincey! Way to start your new year off with a good deed. Lots more to come, I'm sure :)

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