Help Fund a Water Project

Together, we can unlock potential in a developing community by providing clean, safe water.
I have decided to sponsor the construction of a well in Uganda for my Bat Mitzvah project. I have learned that access to clean water can save lives. No one should be denied access to clean water. I want to help kids in Africa get clean water so they can survive and have potential.

When there is no water, there is needless suffering.

Poverty, disease, hunger, inequality... you name it. There are lots
of things wrong with our world. Each has devastating effects on
billions of lives. But did you know that many of the seemingly
impossible problems facing the world's poor are linked directly to a
lack of clean water?

  • Nearly 1 billion people don't have safe water to drink.
  • A child dies every 15 seconds from a lack of clean water.
  • 115 people die every hour from diseases linked to poor sanitation, poor hygiene and contaminated water.
  • 1 in 5 children who die before age 5 worldwide, die of a water related disease.
  • Children often walk miles every day to collect dirty water to drink.
  • Water related illness kills more people each year than wars and conflict.
  • It costs $7,000.00 to construct a well. At first, this seemed like a lot of money to raise, but I thought I would go ahead and give it a try because nothing is impossible. 100% of the donations I raise will go toward the construction of the well.

    The need of clean, safe water is widespread in Uganda. The good news
    is that in many places, there is ample groundwater that allows for
    hand-dug wells to be installed. Teams dig, sometimes quite literally by
    hand, to a depth of 50-100 feet, reinforcing the walls of the well
    along the way. Once a good amount of water is found, the well is capped
    and a hand pump is attached.

    Once water is found, the team trains the local community on how to
    properly us their new well. They also spend time teaching the local
    community about proper sanitation and hygiene.

    Who's Helping?

    Will You Join Us in Giving Clean, Safe Water?
    10/31/12Serenah's Friends$35.00
    10/31/12Sheryl Selk$40.00
    10/31/12Ann & Lowell Schultz$50.00
    08/26/12Pam Travis$26.75
    08/21/12Gail Rubin Kunish$50.00
    08/13/12Cynthia Swanson$40.00
    08/13/12Marleen Waldman$100.00
    08/01/12Rami Espinosa$25.00
    07/26/12Jenni/Joy Reyes$15.00
    07/26/12Anonymous Donor$20.00blessings!
    07/25/12Debbie Santos$36.00Bless you, Serenah for doing this.
    07/21/12Anonymous Donor$200.00Faith is taking the first step without being able to see the whole staircase. Though it looks like a hard goal, G-d will help you see the staircase and reach your goal. Keep it up Serenah.
    07/20/12Rhonda Dunigan$50.00Wow Serenah, what a great idea. Thanks for letting us share this with you!
    07/18/12Arias Family$35.75When the poor and needy seek water, and there is none, and their tongue faileth for thirst, I the LORD will hear them, I the God of Israel will not forsake them
    07/18/12Amie Lorson$100.00Serenah, I am so proud of you! This is an awesome mitzvah project! Love, Amie
    07/16/12Rick Choffel$10.50Thank you for putting Jesus' words into actions
    07/15/12Serenah Cale$200.00
    07/14/12Bailey Kraus$36.00
    07/14/12Robert Kraus$100.00
    07/04/12Carole Wright$100.00
    07/01/12Anonymous Donor$115.00

    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.