Help Fund a Water Project

Together, we can unlock potential in a developing community by providing clean, safe water.

My name is Shae Straw-McMahon and I'm in year 8. At school we are doing a task where we are raising money. I wanted to raise money for kids that don't have clean water, have clean water. These kids are just like every other kid in the world. They like to have fun, muck around and be silly. But unlike me and others, they are hungry, thirsty and the most thing they want out of life is to still be living to the next day. 

I want to help those kids, because the more people who know, the more people will act. Eventually everyone will know and everyone will do something.

I am swimming 10km(10,000 metres) to help kids just like everyone else have a good, clean and healthy life. On Tuesday the 22nd of October I swam 10km, and finished in a time of 2 hours and 48 minutes. The swim was fantastic, it was hard but it was well worth it. Now kids will have a cleaner more sanitary life. I would like to thank everyone who has donated, whether it may be $20 to $300. I will be keeping the fundraising page open for about 2 more weeks, so it would be great if everyone continues to donate.

Who's Helping?

Will You Join Us in Giving Clean, Safe Water?
10/28/13Wendy Butteriss$23.00My mum, Isabelle Short, actually saw your article in the newspaper, Shae and was impressed by your unselfish attitude and comittment to this project. She wanted to make a small donation to assist you.
10/25/13Lindsay Nash$20.00well done Shae. you're a legend. Lindsay and Emilia
10/23/13McNab Construction Team$370.00Fantastic effort to swim 10ks to raise awareness for others less fortunate, and happy to support. Well done x
10/22/13Franco Bortoletto$46.00Well done Shae, there are a lot of people that are very proud of you.
10/22/13Greg Abfalter$50.00What great idea to help those less fortunate. You have a heart of gold.
10/21/13CBA Werribee$100.00 A wonderful effort to swim 10k in less than 3hrs. U are an inspiration, well done
10/21/13Meg Herrmann$23.00Massive Effort. Goodluck
10/20/13Brian McAdam$50.00A terrific project close to my heart, well done.
10/20/13Jamie Rigg$50.00Inspirational effort, Shae! Well done.
10/20/13S Ales$115.00INSPIRATiONAL .. Positive and uplifting!
10/19/13Fraser Mahony$46.00Good Luck Shae. A fantastic effort for a wonderful cause
10/17/13Paul Carey$389.00Happy to donate to a wonderful girl for a great cause good luck Shae
10/17/13John Beckworth$23.00Outstanding effort Shae to swim 10km to help others.
10/17/13David Duggan$115.00Great cause, one person can make a difference!!!
10/16/13David Wilkinson$50.00Good luck well done.
10/16/13John Gialopoulis$50.00
10/15/13Julie McNamara$46.00good luck Shae. What a great project. I know you will achieve your goal!
10/15/13A Gillette$115.00AWESOME. Hope you get lots of support x
10/14/13David Rinaldi$23.00
10/14/13Simon Collier$23.00Great work Shae!!
10/11/13Jason O'Hara$50.00Great effort and good luck
10/10/13Rowan Pinkerton$20.00good luck!
10/10/13David Sterpin$50.00
10/09/13Eamonn Cummins$46.00Great cause , well done and good luck Shae !!

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.