The African Well Fund raised $25,217.02 during the 55-day Build a Well for Bono’s Birthday fundraiser. Held from March 21 through May 15, the fundraiser aimed to raise $50,000 in honor of Bono’s 50th birthday to fund a clean water and sanitation project in Zimbabwe. Thanks to the continued support AWF has received from donors throughout the year, the Zimbabwe project has been fully funded.
The Buhera Integrated Community Water and Sanitation Project will benefit 2,200 people in a region of Zimbabwe that has been greatly impacted by a cholera epidemic. Learn more about the project, which will be implemented by AWF partner Africare, here.
U2 fans have donated nearly $200,000 through the eight Build a Well for Bono’s Birthday fundraisers to benefit more than 30,000 people in Angola, Liberia, Uganda and Zimbabwe.
AWF is currently accepting donations to fund a $30,000 water pump project in Benin that will provide clean water sources to as many as 1,000 people. Learn more about the project here.
AWF is also in the running for a $20,000 donation in the Chase Community Giving challenge on Facebook. Supporters with Facebook accounts can vote for AWF by July 12 in the contest that rewards the nonprofit organizations that get the highest number of votes with donations of $20,000, $100,000 or $250,000 from Chase. To place a vote, or learn more about Chase Community Giving, click here.