Help Fund a Water Project

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

Several years ago I visited Kenya, Africa and during my stay I distributed water bottles to roughly 50 underprivileged children who suffer needlessly without clean water. I am now looking to make an even bigger impact on hundreds of lives by providing clean water for Africa.

It's hard to believe that more often than not, the clean water a developing community desperately needs is right underneath them. And it's amazing how a relatively small investment to get to it can make such a dramatic difference in so many lives.

$10 - One Person Clean Water for 10 yrs, $50 - Give a Family CleanWater, $250 - Water for a Classroom, $1,000 - Purchase a Well Pump
$6,500 - Fund an Entire Project


On January 29, 2012 I am going to run in the ING Miami Marathon to raise enough money to build a well in Africa.

 That's 26.2 miles of sweating, pushing, giving everything I've got.

Doesn’t sound easy right? Well imagine doing all of that without clean water.
Every week in Africa, millions of women and their children walk more than 12 miles just to get water for their families. Most of this water is contaminated, but it's the only water they have to drink. They are at risk of being stricken with diseases like bilharzia and schistosomiasis (parasites) - with every sip. There's nothing they can do to change it.

So, what can I do? build a well with your help and the help of others. 
I want every step I take to matter. I'm asking for pledges per foot, per mile, per km, or flat out donations to help achieve my goal.

Nobody can do everything, but everyone can do something.

I can not do it alone and hope you'll join me in helping them now. They need our help now more than ever!







Who's Helping?

Will You Join Us in Giving Clean, Safe Water?
01/30/13Said Faraj$90.00God bless you
01/26/13Heidi Savinovich$900.00I'm so happy to be able to help!
07/19/12Kim Texidor$50.00V, You are awesome. May God continue to bless you in all your endeavors. You will fulfill all that He has called you to. Keep inspiring!
05/01/12Keith Walden$50.00
04/09/12David Ramsay$179.00Great work V! David and Kimberly
03/29/12Yvie Legoute$50.00I am so proud of you!! Good luck in all your endeavors.
03/18/12Wendy Davidson$30.00This donation is made on behalf of Mrs. Davidson's 4th period social studies class-2nd rotation. They gathered their dollars for this worthy cause. We all thank you for doing this project V!
03/09/12Kate Sajle$10.00
03/06/12Friends of Tennille McCoy$50.00
02/16/12Nataki Williams$100.00Congrats V! Love Taki & Maurice
02/07/12james waby$50.00great work buddy- hope the recovery is going well..Pretzels are the cure!
02/04/12Racquel Mayner$20.00I am so proud of you!!! Thank you for doing this!!!
02/01/12Rafiq Baker$100.00Good luck
01/29/12Javier Diaz$150.0026.2 miles completed... an amazing feat for an amazing cause. It was wonderful meeting you and your family! Warmest regards from your new Miami friends, Javier and Loren
01/29/12Dadi Denis$10.00You did it V. Proud of ur accomplishments.
01/29/12Andrea Jones$10.00Valence! I am very proud of your career and think this is a wonderful cause. Your passion to help others is a blessing. I pray you reach your goal!
01/29/12Ester Butcher$50.00Congrats on completing the Miami marathon.
01/28/12Matt Peuler$30.00Congrats!! This is great...Thanks Mari for passing this on :)
01/28/12Mari White$100.00Love this organization and fully support and trust them. Love how you always give to others Valence. Take your time, no need to sprint :)
01/28/12Ashley Peoples$10.00enjoy the run!
01/26/12A. Anderson$1000.00V. you are an inspiration! Here's to the opportunity to do more! Clean water for everyone ;-)
01/26/12caroline alexandre$25.00
01/25/12carlton johnson$100.00
01/24/12Leeann Brzozowski$50.00Your efforst are commendable and very inspiring.
01/20/12Demetrius Brown$20.00rich before thirty appreciates what your doing Valence!! Continue making a difference
01/19/12Craig Tubiolo$30.00"V's Water Project for Africa"
01/19/12Damond Russell$5.00Hey Valence, This is Great!!! I don't mind donating for this....
01/19/12Patrick Saget$20.00Wish the best of luck....this is a good thing you are doing for our people.
01/18/12Theresa Swaim$10.00
01/17/12Laurence Cantor$20.00Proud of you, Valence; glad to be able to do my starving actor's bit!
01/15/12ALLISON ZAYAS$15.00Best of Luck Hitting your Goal
01/13/12Erica Smoak$30.00God be with you in your journey completing the marathon! Such a worthy cause-thanks for putting your feet where your mouth and heart are..
01/11/12Elaine Baker$50.00You go Valence!!!!
01/11/12kenneth bryant sr$20.00
01/09/12Eardis Thomas$100.00
01/05/12shawnie hampton$10.00
01/05/12Frantz Derenoncourt$100.00Awesome bro. Need more people like you in the world. Good luck!
01/04/12Red Cadillac$150.00"V" Your a Great Person & a True Hero...Continued Success In All You Do...CHEERS _/ _/ My Friend...
01/03/12Susan Owens$131.00So Awesome, V --- Here's $5.00 per mile (i think i did the math right)
12/30/11Gwenyth Als$50.00Good luck my son; together we will accomplish this goal!
11/28/11helene awad$100.00go V. go
11/27/11Colette Cantoni$50.00
11/25/11lorraine Ramsay$50.00God bless the water project
11/08/11Sunshine Outing$25.00
11/06/11Deborah Als$50.00Keep-up the excellent work for a great cause!
11/02/11Frederick Salomon$65.00
10/21/11Quincy Jones$40.00Yo V, much respect man!
10/05/11Jean Philistin$20.00Hope you reach and pass that $5000 goal man
10/05/11Ester Butcher$50.00
09/21/11Trisha Alleyne$100.00
09/21/11Glenna Haynes$50.00
09/11/11Mordechai katz$50.00Good luck V! Big things ;)
09/01/11Dianne Stone$50.00
08/24/11Carol Perez$25.00
08/24/11Duane Brown$30.00Make me proud Son
08/09/11Dianne Stone$50.00
07/13/11Jenny Buontempo $10.00
07/05/11CHRIS HALL$10.00my hats off to you, great you're doing. U should send this to all our classmates! Good luck Valence
06/29/11Monique Thomas$150.00Happy Birthday Babe
06/29/11Annette Strawder$20.00
06/23/11Daphne Cox$25.00
06/23/11Emerald Haynes$30.00
06/20/11Earl Clarke$25.00
06/05/11Ganeka Gray$20.00I know it's not much, but I think this is awesome:)
06/05/11Cheryl Kinch$20.00
05/30/11Brendalee Thompson$50.00
05/13/11Charles Brown$20.00
05/07/11Walter Medley$100.00What a great project !
03/16/11tricia clarke-stone$100.00
02/22/11Daniela Jimenez$40.00
02/20/11Eric Kemble$645.00
02/10/11Ivan Martinovic$20.00
02/02/11Serena Reeder$40.00Great Project!
02/02/11Subira Shaw$50.00Thank you for doing this!
02/01/11Anthony seidita$100.00Best of luck V I'm a big believer in karma and this shows the type of person you are.
01/11/11Sue Kang$50.00This is great! Very commenable. Hope this helps!
01/07/11Jonelle Cox$50.00Good luck getting to your goal!!!
01/07/11Catie Borneman$25.00
01/05/11Maxim Gagneron$10.00
01/03/11Denise Hilliard-Reid$10.00

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.