Help Fund a Water Project

Together, we can unlock potential in a developing community by providing clean, safe water.

Today, nearly one billion people – about one in eight – lack access to clean water. Only 2.53 percent of earth’s water is fresh, and some two-thirds of that is locked up in glaciers and permanent snow cover. More than 3.5 million people die each year from water-related disease; 84 percent are children. The lack of access to clean water and sanitation kills children at a rate equivalent of a jumbo jet crashing every four hours. Here in the United States we seem to forget what a gift water is and we take long showers, drink bottled water, and give so much water to recreational and agricultural activities. But we can change this, and make a difference! Our names are Abby Lebowitz and Caroline Hettermann and we are hoping to build a well in a country that needs our help, and save so many lives! We are AP Chemistry students at Bangor High School and recently our teacher, Mr. James, has opened our eyes to the water crisis and shown us how many people are dying everyday because they are unable to get access to clean water. It costs 6500 dollars to build a well in Kenya, we are hoping to get the help of the greater Bangor area and change the lives of so many that are struggling from the Water Crisis

Who's Helping?

Will You Join Us in Giving Clean, Safe Water?
10/06/12Marissa Grandchamp$20.00
09/27/11Elizabeth Teele-Haidinger$120.00
08/22/11Patty Hettermann$25.00
07/04/11Jeffrey Wilhelm$100.00
06/09/11Jessica Harrington$25.00Most important resource for the next century
06/09/11Meg Teele Rothberg$25.00every little bit will help you reach your goal
06/07/11Joanne Miller$20.00Wonderful project! Young inspiration, motivation and wisdom - Thanks for sharing your good work from your school to the world.
06/01/11Barry Pearson$20.00Great cause - how much more basic than clean water!
05/31/11Karen Putnam$25.00Excellent worthwhile cause!
05/31/11Jeff Orchard$30.00Abby and Caroline, you are about to see how much two people from far away can make a huge difference in peoples lives. You have a great teacher, and I am glad to get you to your first hundred dollars
05/30/11Carolyn Slack$25.00Sounds like a wonderful project.
05/30/11David Mauk$20.00You're in good company: clean water is one of the primary missions of the Gates Foundation. Great project!
05/23/11Offline Gifts$20.00
05/16/11John Cangelosi$10.00
05/14/11Cary James$20.00This is a fantastic idea!

Why It Matters

Access to clean, safe water unlocks potential

Did you know nearly 1 billion people don't have safe water to drink?

Together, we can change that. Let's fund a new source of drinking water for those who suffer needlessly without it!

Our gifts will be used to construct or rehabilitate a water project, like a well or sand dam, in Africa. We'll see pictures, GPS coordinates, and updates as they come in from the actual water project we fund so we can celebrate the results along with the community we help.

About The Water Project

The Water Project, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization unlocking human potential by providing clean, safe water to communities around the world who suffer needlessly without.

Working with local partners in countries like Kenya, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, and Uganda, we build long lasting water projects that are organized, owned and managed by the communities receiving them.

Together, with our partners we identify, implement, report on and follow up on every project. Then we share the whole story with you to inspire confidence in the work being done and the impact it has.