$289 Raised
96% of $300
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 8 people will receive water thanks to...
Paul Centorame$35.29
John Ricotta$90.86
Rachel Lee$26.03
John Ricotta$26.03
Josephine Lin$50.00
Kimarie Yap$25.00

In 2016, I set up a birthday fundraiser with The Water Project that went towards building a well and handpump for a community of 450 people in Western Kenya. This water well was built outside of a school where students and teachers previously had to walk many miles to find any source of drinking water that was often also dirty and contaminated, affecting the students' academic performances and health. Since the building of this well, students and teachers have easier access to clean, safe drinking water and can focus better on their studies. You can see that 2016 project here:


I'd love to raise money for another campaign for my 25th birthday. It's an amazing cause and I hope you'll consider joining me to fund a water project. They're really transparent about what the donations are used for and you can track the progress of the water project over time. This is a very important issue to me and with your gifts and your help rallying support, we can provide clean, safe, and reliable water to a community in Africa.

Today, too many children suffer needlessly - walking miles for dirty water that makes them sick. You and I can change that. Please make a donation and then help me spread the word.

John Ricotta
Donated $90.86 on 06/13/21
Happy Birthday!
Rachel Lee
Donated $26.03 on 06/11/21
Happy birthday, Kimarie!

The Water Project is a U.S.-based charitable organization unlocking human potential by providing clean, safe water to communities around the world.

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How this works

Dirty water impacts health, education, women, and income. Providing a reliable and safe water source allows communities to thrive.

The Water Project provides access to safe and reliable water across sub-Saharan Africa. Together, our support can end the water crisis and restore hope, one community at a time.

The coolest part? We'll all get to see our impact! Every gift is directly linked to a specific water project and community. We'll receive updates including photos and stories, maps and more!

Lives change when communities gain access to clean water. Let's experience it together. Make a donation to my fundraising campaign today!