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 17th Annual Build a Well for Bono’s Birthday fundraiser in honor of Bono’s 59th birthday.
The 16 previous campaigns have raised over $260,000 in Bono’s honor to fund the construction of clean water and sanitation projects in Sub-Saharan Africa which are benefiting more than 73,000 people in Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Liberia, Mali, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zimbabwe.
This year’s campaign continues AWF’s new partnership with The Outer Loop Theater Experience. The Outer Loop, founded by Michael Herman and Rachael Yoder, has recently completed the construction of a maternity clinic in Mloka,Tanzania, and last year’s Build a Well campaign provided a water source for the clinic. This year, African Well Fund is seeking to fund the construction of a waterpoint for the surrounding villages so that they might have access to clean water at every stage of life. Once constructed, the waterpoint will serve up to 6,000 people.