This campaign closed on Dec 30, 2010 Nancy Heiss brought clean water to Bobenga Camp des Pygmée.
On October 30th I'm going to be running a half-marathon. That's 13.1 miles. I don't think I've ever run that far in my life.
Every week, though, millions of women and their children walk more than 13.1 miles just to get water for their families--water that is often contaminated. I don't know about you, but I only have to walk into the kitchen to get clean drinking water. I'm running this 13.1 miles for those who don't have access to clean drinking water.
When we lived in Egypt we couldn't drink the tap water and it was inconvenient but we at least had enough money to buy bottled water. So many people in Africa don't have the resources to do that--I saw many people filling up water canisters straight from the Nile, which is polluted and full of Schistosoma, the parasite that causes Schistosomiasis. This disease is endemic to Egypt and approximately 70 other developing countries. According to wikipedia, "an estimated 600 million people worldwide are at risk from the disease."
My goal is to earn $2,500 for water. That's enough to fund half a well.
Because of charity: water's unique model, 100% of all donations go directly to water projects, and each donation is "proved" when projects are complete.
Help me reach my goal! Donate, tell your friends to donate, tell your friends to tell their friends to donate!
All donations made to Nancy’s campaign
|Wally and Judy Breitenstein||$200|
|Bret (and family) Alsop||$150|
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.