This campaign closed on Dec 31, 2014 Carolyn Egerszegi brought clean water to Tieblenikuy.

Carolyn Egerszegi

Carolyn's 42nd Birthday

organized by Carolyn Egerszegi

Help Carolyn give the gift of clean water. 100% of every donation raised will fund charity: water's work providing access to clean water projects around the world.

$899

raised

$1,000

goal

Why Carolyn Egerszegi is fundraising for clean water

For women in the Sahel, the first step out of poverty begins with clean water. We can help!

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

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.

Please help me play a small part in changing the lives of women in the Sahel. Please donate to my 42nd birthday 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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This campaign brought clean water to Tieblenikuy, Mali.

Mali
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Top Donors

  • 1
    Alan Bower
    $100
  • 2
    Marcy Singer
    $50
  • 3
    gordon bower
    $42
  • 4
    Vicki Crites
    $42
  • 5
    Janos Egerszegi
    $42
Carolyn’s reported impact to date

Carolyn has partially funded 17 projects.

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