To honor Bono’s 50th birthday, the African Well Fund is aiming to raise $50,000 to fund water and sanitation projects in sub-Saharan Africa during a 50-day period beginning on World Water Day, March 22nd, and ending on Bono’s birthday, May 10th.
To achieve this goal, AWF will be raising money in a variety of ways, including accepting donations through, selling specially designed T-shirts and merchandise through Zazzle, auctioning tickets to North American U2 360° Tour concert dates, and auctioning U2 concert photos. Stay tuned to the AWF homepage, Facebook and Twitter for updates on the Build a Well for Bono’s Birthday fundraiser.
As in years past, all donors will be invited to leave their birthday wishes on a card that will be sent to Principle Management.
If you have a fundraising idea or would like to volunteer to help AWF achieve this $50,000 goal for Bono’s 50th birthday, e-mail
Since 2003, U2 fans have donated more than $170,000 to fund Build a Well for Bono’s Birthday projects in Angola, Ethiopia, Liberia, Uganda and Zimbabwe that have benefited more than 28,000 people.