Help Fund a Water Project

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

My name is Deshanie Govender. I was born in South Africa, and now a US citizen. I am a sophomore in high school, striving to raise funds to provide a basic life necessity (purified water) to the under-developed nations of Africa. In addition to giving back to my roots, this project will be used as my graduation exit project. I need your help to attain this goal. Your tax deductible donation for this great cause will be greatly appreciated!

I would like to thank my sponsors:

  • The Neurological Institute of Charlotte (Dr. Hemanth Rao) 
  • Sysco Foods 
  • Blakeney Racquet Club (Mr.Berhe S.)
  • Holiday Inn Express- Cherokee (Mr. and Mrs. Banwari)
  • Blakeney Chiropractic (Dr. Eden Berhe)
  • Reed Jewelers (Carolina Place Mall) 
  • Beautiful Nails 2
  • Mona Z Salon1
  •  Bamboo 7
  • Geoff Shwartz (Carolina Panthers)
  • Chris Schultz ( Prince Sports)
  • Nestle Waters North America (Joseph Barbara)
  • I would also like to thank:

    The World Affairs Council of Charlotte for their support

    Who's Helping?

    Will You Join Us in Giving Clean, Safe Water?
    11/03/11SPX Foundation$100.00
    08/01/11Krishshan Pillay$10.00
    07/22/11The Neuroglogical Institute$1300.00
    06/22/11Offline donations$570.00From the generous donors who attended Deshanie's Water Project Charity Ball
    06/17/11Emile Morar$100.00Well Done!!!
    06/02/11Thiru Govender$60.00Contribution from MOGIE ONSTEAD
    05/22/11Jessica Citrola$30.00
    05/20/11KIARA PILLAY$20.00All the best Deshanie!
    05/20/11Diane Pillay$50.00Good Luck Deshanie!
    05/17/11Tony Smith$100.00
    05/17/11SESA PILLAY$50.00Wish you luck in achieving your goal to fund this water project
    05/14/11Dr.Jay Shah$100.00Great job Deshanie!
    05/14/11Sandi Guy$100.00
    05/14/11Alisse Harkins$30.00
    05/14/11regina nole$60.00
    05/14/11Alpana Goswamy$90.00All the best.
    05/13/11Jeff and Charlotte Klopp$50.00Keep up the great work you're doing!
    05/13/11Farina Ragoonath$40.00
    05/11/11Eliab & Karissa Erulkar$60.00What a great project! Best of luck!
    05/10/11Shraddha Banwari$150.00
    05/10/11Monica Payton$30.00
    05/10/11Sunil & Anita Kirpalani$60.00Keep up the good work.
    05/10/11Joseph Barbara$250.00Please recognize Nestle Waters North America/Joseph Barbara
    05/10/11Chris Schultz$100.00Thanks for including us!
    05/09/11Manoj & Jyothi Babu$50.00Great cause. Kudos for taking the initiative and keep up the good work.
    05/09/11Jeremy Smeltser$100.00Good luck!
    05/08/11Claire Gilmore$20.00
    05/07/11sundra and Manor Pillay$100.00Your grandparents are extremely proud of your efforts. We are sure you will achieve your goal.
    05/07/11Priya Gupta$120.00Hope it all works out!
    05/07/11Minali and Ishana Nigam$50.00Great job for great cause !
    05/07/11Gina Lorenzo$100.00What a great cause Deshanie! I am happy to support you in your efforts for this project!
    05/06/11Nancy Pathak$50.00Great effort and cause! Keep up the good work!
    05/05/11Jackie Joseph$20.00There is always enough for everyone!! Please share.
    05/04/11Jenny Parlier$100.00
    05/04/11Shamini Govender$100.00
    05/03/11Richard G$250.00
    05/03/11Sunil Vallabh$100.00Great cause. I pray that you meet you meet your goal and wish you every success in your mission. Good Luck!!!!!!!!!
    04/30/11philip susy$100.00
    04/29/11Pell Tanner$50.00
    04/29/11Mark Romano$10.00
    04/28/11Patti Reynolds$50.00
    04/28/11Mark Romano$20.00
    04/28/11john fagala$40.00
    04/27/11Offline Gifts$30.00
    04/26/11Messy Abebe$50.00
    04/26/11amanda bailey$40.00
    04/26/11Chris and Rina Arline$50.00
    04/25/11Thiru Govender$60.00
    04/24/11Berhe Serekeberhan$80.00
    04/24/11Charmaine Govender$200.00
    04/22/11Baccellieri Family$50.00
    04/13/11Charley & Debbie Mcnealy$100.00
    04/12/11Wayne Miller$30.00
    04/11/11Parimala Govender$100.00
    04/10/11Ravi Lakshmikanthan$60.00
    04/09/11Karen Govender$50.00
    04/07/11Krishane Pillay$100.00
    03/27/11yudeshnee Pillay$20.00
    03/27/11Thiru Govender$40.00

    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.