This campaign closed on Oct 18, 2012 Emily Wenzel brought clean water to Bout Kong.
Above is a picture of me, turning five. That's my little brother to the left. I opened presents (including a ballerina barbie!) and I was happy and safe and secure. On August 15th, I'm turning 25. At first, I couldn't believe it. It seems just yesterday, I was carefree (and tan!) and five. But on July 7th, I heard about charity: water. And I found out that millions of people don't live to age five. The age I am in that photo above. And why? Because they don't have access to clean, safe water. So, this year, I'm asking for something special for my birthday. I want to raise $500 for charity: water. That will provide 25 people with clean water. I'm asking 20 of my friends to donate $25 (or more!) and change 25 lives. Every penny of the money raised will go directly to fund clean water projects in developing nations. 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 be able to see the communities we've helped! Please join me to make this birthday count. Please join me to change - and save - lives. Let's help more people reach age five - and 25.
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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.
100% of the money raised by this campaign is being used to bring clean water to help those in need. In 21 months we’ll be able to show you exactly where the money went and who it helped.