This campaign closed on Dec 31, 2016 Willanny brought clean water to May Banda Community.

Willanny

Practice piano for clean water

Willanny

Practice piano for clean water

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This campaign brought clean water to May Banda Community, Niger.

$500Raised

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$500

This campaign closed on Dec 31, 2016 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:
William$100
Frank Lauria$60
Frank Lauria$60
Frank Lauria$60
Elecnet, Inc.$50

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 May Banda Community, Niger.

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.

Many of us have no idea what it's like to be thirsty. We have plenty of water to drink -- even the water in our toilets is clean!

But many people around the world don’t have that luxury.

I started this fundraising campaign to help "charity: water" build these types of projects around the world, and I'm looking for anyone who can help me.

I was moved to tears by watching the video of their story, titled "The Spring" (look it up if you haven't watched it). I started thinking, "What can I do NOW to help, apart from making a small monthly donation?"

It occurred to me that lately I've been wanting to practice piano more consistently, yet I never seem to be able to do it every day. And what can be a better motivation than this amazing cause?

So I decided to take on a 100-day piano practice challenge, starting on September 12. I will practice piano for at least two hours every single day, no matter if I'm sick, traveling, or whatever. I'll post proof of it!

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

Again, EVERY PENNY you donate will go to helping these people, none of it is for me.

If I reach my goal of $500, 16 people will gain access to clean water. Anything you can give is a huge help.

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Updates and Comments

  • Willanny
    Willanny over 2 years ago

    Goodbye Video, please watch and share it! https://youtu.be/OTlNEbWd_zI

  • Willanny
    Willanny over 2 years ago

    Last practice update, only 15 seconds: https://youtu.be/aLTOUYDllbg

  • Willanny
    Willanny over 2 years ago

    We're 90% through with our goal! Next week I'll post the last update and a more detailed goodbye video, which you can share, since after the practice challenge is done there will still be 10 more days left to donate.

    For now, here's a short update for you on days 81-93. I'll see you next week! https://youtu.be/x7QhZfKCsN8

  • Willanny
    Willanny over 2 years ago

    20 days left to complete the 100-day practice challenge! Here's my long-delayed practice update and also a short life update! Watch the 5-minute video here: https://youtu.be/NdeBMq-31Lk

  • Willanny
    Willanny over 2 years ago

    Thank you to Jonathan Murillo and Jennifer Rodriguez for their recent donations!! Please keep sharing the fundraiser page (or the video from Day One) with your friends. We're getting there, we're at 61% of the goal! Here's the short practice update video for this week: https://youtu.be/vAEuxCTYJTc

  • J
    Jennifer Rodriguez donated $5 - over 2 years ago

    Great idea Willanny Darias!!!!

  • Willanny
    Willanny over 2 years ago

    This week's short update! https://youtu.be/MQUmeXe126o

  • Willanny
    Willanny over 2 years ago

    Thank you SO MUCH to William (dad!), Frank Lauria and Geisa Rodriguez for their recent donations!!! We're getting there! Together we have already saved 10 human beings by giving them access to life-essential clean water!

    Here's a 1-minute update for this week's practice sessions https://youtu.be/hfis5vR-UPs

    If you haven't watched my first video (Day 1) I suggest you do that, so that you see me explaining what this fundraiser is all about and what motivated me to start it. And please share the link for the fundraiser page with your friends if you haven't already :) See you next week!

  • W
    William donated $100 - over 2 years ago

    My beautiful queen with a golden heart :)**********

  • F
    Frank Lauria donated $60 - over 2 years ago

    Good job!!!

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.