In late July 2012 I'll be attempting to swim across the English Channel, which if successful should take me about 14 hours. This will be a big challenge for me and, being a swim, I thought it would be fitting to raise funds for a charity linked in some way with water.
Being from South Africa and having spent time traveling and working in various parts of Africa I've also seen firsthand the importance of clean water in developing communities. So when I heard of The Water Project - an organisation that installs clean water wells in developing countries in Africa - I felt a real connection with the work they do.
I've set a goal of fundraising $7,000, which is enough to sponsor a full well project from start to finish and would really appreciate your support.
This is a great cause and will keep me motivated when the going gets tough during the swim.
Thanks for your help!
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.
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.