Help Fund a Water Project

Together, we can unlock potential in a developing community by providing clean, safe water.
*En français plus bas*

Hi, my name is
Jay Burton and I am currently studying Environmental Management in
Germany. I was fortunate enough to be born in Europe and I have
everything I need in life, others don't.

I am turning 20 on July
13th, and instead of asking for a present, I want you to help me give
water access to people in need. 5000$ (3600€ - 3000£) is enough to fund a big part of a water project where a well can be built for a whole community,
but even a small donation will go a long way. 17€ (14£) will provide
water for one person. These projects are focused in Africa, in Kenya or Rwanda for example.

Of course I don't want you to donate
because you know me, but because it's for a good cause! Please help me
with this project. I don't need anything for my birthday, and the most perfect gift I could ever receive is the chance to help others out!

We need help to raise this amount of money, so please share this page with friends and family, and
together we can make a difference. If all goes well, I will be able to share progress reports and photos of the project with you all very soon, along with an awesome thank you video!

Oh, and if we do reach the target, expect a party!

"Let there be work, bread, water, and salt for all." Nelson Mandela

à tous, je m'appelle Jay Burton et j'étudie actuellement Management de
l'Environnement en Allemagne. J'ai eu la chance d'être né en Europe et
j'ai tout ce qu'il me faut dans la vie, d'autres n'ont malheureusement
pas cette chance.

Je vais avoir 20 ans le 13 juillet, et plutôt
que demander un cadeau j'aimerais que vous m'aidiez à donner accès à
l'eau aux personnes qui ont en besoin. 5000$ (3600€ - 3000£) suffit
pour financer une grande part d'un projet où un puit sera construit pour une
communauté entière, mais même une petite donation peut aller loin. 17€
(14£) fournira de l'eau pour une personne. Ces projets sont principalement mis en place en Afrique, au Rwanda ou au Kenya par exemple.

Bien sûr, je ne veux
pas que vous fassiez un don parce que vous me connaissez, mais parce que
c'est pour une bonne cause ! Aidez moi s'il vous plait avec ce projet, je n'ai besoin de rien pour mon anniversaire, et le meilleur cadeau que je pourrais avoir serait la chance de pouvoir aider les autres!

Il nous faut de l'aide pour récolter autant d'argent, alors partagez s'ils vous plait cette page avec vos amis et votre famille, et ensemble
nous pouvons faire une différence. Si tout va bien, je vais pouvoir partager avec vous un rapport de progrès ainsi que des photos du projet très bientôt, ainsi qu'une énorme vidéo de remerciements !
Oh et si nous atteignons le but, attendez-vous à une fête !

Who's Helping?

Will You Join Us in Giving Clean, Safe Water?
12/28/14Anonymous$50.00Way to go Jay. Happy New Year, love Mom x
12/27/14Joannie King$30.00Well done my grandson. Love Joannie x
12/18/14Son Jin Han$23.00Cheers to Jay! To his noble birthday wish!
08/26/14Anonymous$26.00De la part de ton ami Alex. Bravo.
08/25/14Suellen Bonga$46.00Great Initiative!
08/21/14Anonymous$75.00De la part de tous tes amis à la fête hier. Chapeau Jay.
08/21/14Anonymous$70.00De la part de David Rigolet. Joyeux Anni et bravo!
08/07/14Anonymous$10.00From Sarah Rhodes-Brown. Well done Jay, fantastic cause. Hope you reach your target.
07/25/14Margaret Syvret$46.00Hi Jay, Hope you had a good birthday sorry I'm late as usual!! Love and best wishes Maggie and family xx
07/23/14Anonymous$100.00Party Fundraising glass!
07/23/14Anonymous$350.00C'est juste magnifique comme ide! Merci Jay de penser ceux qui en ont besoin. Joyeux anniversiare! Ben
07/21/14Anonymous$46.00Bravo Jay pour ce bel engagement ! Andrée
07/21/14Julie Coward$46.00Good for you Jay!
07/17/14Anonymous$15.00Ma petite goutte d'eau pour un beau projet 
07/17/14Anonymous$115.00C'est un magnifique projet ! Kate et Fred
07/17/14Coralie Peguet$55.00Beau projet ! Je t'aime Coralie
07/17/14Marie Tremon$23.00
07/16/14Cédric Rasolonjatovo$23.00Voil une petite pierre l'difice !
07/16/14Marcus Miller$115.00Well done Jay
07/15/14Natalie Linguri$115.00What a wonderful project Jay, I hope you can share more about this at the conference in August at the Chateau de Bossey. We welcome your sharing. Beth
07/15/14Anonymous$10.00I hope i could make a small contribution to the project. - Water is life !
07/15/14Anonymous$46.00Happy birthday, Bigfoot x all my love from Titch x
07/14/14Anonymous$23.00Bonne chance pour le projet et re bon anniversaire ! Noz
07/14/14Anonymous$100.00I am so proud of you! Love and hugs
07/14/14Graham Norfolk$46.00good luck
07/13/14Anonymous$225.00De la part de Martine & Clément Vuilleumier; Bravo Jay. Super projet! Nous sommes fier de toi. Joyeux Anniversaire.
07/13/14Anonymous Anonymous Donor$115.00Happy birthday Jay
07/12/14Karlies$120.006 times your age from your roomates!
07/11/14Mark King$23.00Good luck well done
07/11/14Defne Saral$115.00Good luck!
07/10/14Emeline GOUNAND$23.00
07/10/14Pauline Joubert$23.00
07/10/14Denise Tween$30.00Great way to mark 20 years. Happy Birthday Jay.
07/10/14Salwa Bahbah$23.00Good initiative, good luck ; Salwa B
07/10/14Brunel Marie$23.00
07/10/14Anonymous$10.00Happy Birthday Jay. Good luck. hope you raise lots.
07/10/14Anonymous$100.00Well played Jay and have a great Birthday!
07/10/14Chris Burton$115.00Way to go Jay. Happy Birthday.
07/10/14Innocent Mugwagwa$23.00
07/10/14Ashwin Thapa$10.00Good job dude.
07/09/14Francois Guinot$46.00
07/09/14Elise Gadaud$23.00

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.