It takes about $10,000 to fund clean water for one community
$3,473.55 raised for
community #4/200

This campaign closed on May 11, 2014 Maria Johnson brought clean water to Ela Gundi.

Maria Johnson

Maria 3.2

organized byMaria Johnson

Help Maria 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.





Why Maria Johnson is fundraising for clean water

Every day, 5,000 kids under the age of 5 die from water-related illnesses. I'm gonna help change that!

Hey Friends.

My birthday is almost here. I'm not usually into big celebrations and gifts, but I'm really thankful to have lived another happy, healthy year. Millions of kids around the world don't live to see their fifth birthday because they don't have access to clean, safe drinking water. I recently returned from Ethiopia, where I witnessed first-hand people drinking water from dirty sources and my heart ached. I want to change that.

I'm asking for my age in dollars from everyone I know. Every penny of the money raised will directly fund clean water projects in developing countries. Even better, charity: water will show us exactly which projects we funded once they've been fully completed (which takes about 18 months). That means we'll know the locations and names of the communities we helped.

Please help me reach my goal by donating to my birthday campaign! I'll be so grateful. Thank you so much and many blessings to you.


Recent activity + updates
22 comments · 24 donations
  • donated $32 to Maria 3.2 
    Editedabout 8 years ago

    Maria, it is such a blessing to know you and work alongside you for this cause!

  • Jaclyn Lindsey
    donated $32 to Maria 3.2 
    Editedabout 8 years ago

    We love you so much! Happy Birthday dear friend. J & M

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    Raquel Short donated $50 to Maria 3.2
    over 9 years ago
  • Pablo Paniagua
    donated $32 to Maria 3.2 
    Editedabout 8 years ago

    Happy birthday Maria! I hope you're having a great day!

  • S
    Sara Pierce
    donated $32 to Maria 3.2 
    Editedabout 8 years ago

    Happy birthday to an absolutely wonderful person! I love you!

This campaign brought clean water to Ela Gundi, Ethiopia.

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Top donations
  • Edward Gilbert
    $128 · almost 10 years ago
  • Scott & Tina Risley
    $100 · almost 10 years ago
  • Maria Johnson
    $100 · almost 10 years ago
  • Liz and Chad Cain
    $50 · almost 10 years ago
  • Raquel Short
    $50 · over 9 years ago
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