Help Fund a Water Project

Together, we can unlock potential in a developing community by providing clean, safe water.
I have the choice to drink more water whenever I desire, and it's clean. I can get it from 3 different places in my house and 2 in my yard. I can't even count the number of stores around me that sell all different types of water for my consumption. And I use it everyday- in my art studio, to clean my skin and teeth, to make my coffee, take my medicine and flush my pee and poop away. I bathed my baby boys in little tubs of it and now am so happy when their foul smelling teenage armpits and feet find their way to the shower. I washed their bottles in our dishwasher or the kitchen sink, and when they were sick, I gave them medicine followed by sips of clean water. When they puked everywhere, I wiped up what I could and threw the spoiled linens and rags in my washing machine. If this privileged life was not my life (or one day isn't my life)- if I was not me but the mother in that far away life that is not my reality so is less than real and too often less important to me, I would want someone somewhere to wake up and give a care. I would want ME to help. I would want me to SEE that what I've been given isn't just for me to have. It's for me to share. It's for me to use for God's purposes in the world. And I would be so thankful. .......................................... Please help. What can you do without for a month or two? Set the money aside and donate it to this project. There are a million simple things you can do to find the funds to help some of the millions who are without access to what many of us don't think twice about...until we're without it. Giving has such beautiful ripple effects. Do it. (Painting auctioned for this project- and i've added a crop of the final result.)

Who's Helping?

Will You Join Us in Giving Clean, Safe Water?
09/14/15Sheri Alicea$70.28So grateful for the opportunity to help this important work!
08/28/15Anonymous$20.88Wish I had more to give.
08/26/15Michelle Barrett$10.00Wish it could be more.
07/31/15Mystele Kirkeeng$201.30thanks to Lorraine Bell for bidding on the painting i created for this fundraiser!!
05/04/15Mystele Kirkeeng$185.52donating for my april 2015 personal challenge: i belong to the One who has living water. i can't help but let it flow.
04/30/15Lorraine Bell$140.25I am so moved by this fundraising effort and really ashamed at the water I must waste everyday. God bless you Mystele!
04/30/15Evelyn J Malone$500.00What a blessed privilege to participate in this life giving project.Your dad would have championed your dedicated efforts. I love and support you. Mom
04/30/15Tracey Fletcher King$50.00Love what you are doing Mystele
04/30/15Leona Marker$10.00
04/20/15Jackie Kohl$70.28
04/14/15Barbara Karr$10.00
04/14/15Sandy Derryberry$68.00blessings to you!
04/14/15Mike & Jenny Niemi$206.11
04/13/15Vickie Conmy$70.28
04/09/15Cathey Stott$10.00take me deeper
04/08/15Anonymous$136.00A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap.
04/06/15Marylou Lynn$34.00
04/03/15Barbara Peek$34.00
04/02/15Barb Glasier$68.00great idea and cause
04/02/15Anonymous$20.00I am giving in the name of Jesus.
04/01/15Carolyn Hanson$34.00Best wishes, Mystele!
04/01/15Catherine Mackie$68.00
03/31/15Dina Wakley$140.25love ya, Mystele! Thanks for being an inspiration.
03/27/15Anonymous$35.29It's so hard for me to even imagine not having clean water available.
03/26/15Patricia Lewis$35.29I\'m glad to share the abundance in my life.
03/26/15Guadalupe Brizuela Cabal$34.00With all my love and consciousness
03/26/15Lisa Patencio$136.00Thank you for bringing this to my attention. We take so much for granted.

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.