Each day in Africa, millions of people, particularly women and children walk for miles to get water. The chore of fetching water is no small task; water sources are sometimes miles away and the trip is sometimes made multiple times a day; water is heavy—a gallon of water weighs 8 pounds, women and children regularly haul 40 pounds of water per trip; very often the nearest water source is not even a clean one.
From March 17-23, AWF is asking supporters to pledge to donate pennies (or dimes, quarters or more) for their daily water usage. Participants can place containers like empty coffee cans or water bottles near toilets, sinks, water fountains and water coolers and encourage everyone to donate whenever they use water from that source.
Participants can download labels to place on their containers.
Anyone can participate in this penny fundraiser. Participants can download AWF's “A Mile in Her Shoes” kit for more information and fundraising ideas.
Visit www.africanwellfund.org to take the pledge or sign up on Facebook at www.facebook.com/
Collected donations may be sent via check to African Well Fund, P.O. Box 9486, Schenectady, New York 12309 or online at www.africanwellfund.org/
Since its founding in 2002, the African Well Fund has raised more than $1 million to fund more than 300 projects in 14 African nations that are benefiting over 335,000 people.