From May 1st to May 31st the African Well Fund invites U2 fans and others who are inspired by Bono’s tireless activism on behalf of Africa to donate to the 14th Annual Build a Well for Bono’s Birthday fundraiser in honor of Bono’s 56th birthday.

The 13 previous campaigns have raised over $246,000 in Bono’s honor to fund the construction of clean water and sanitation projects implemented by AWF partner Africare that are benefiting more than 73,000 people in Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Liberia, Mali, Uganda and Zimbabwe. This year, we aim to push past a quarter of a million dollars!

As with last year’s fundraiser, we will be holding a 24-hour Tweet-a-Thon on May 10th. Stay tuned for details! If you would like to help with this or any other aspect of the fundraiser please contact Diane Yoder at

Additionally, as a special treat this year, event photographer and U2 fan Justin Kent is offering prints from his incredible Innocence and Experience tour photos for sale. 10% of all sales on his website will be donated to the African Well Fund.