African Well Fund is a registered non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to raising funds for building and maintaining wells in Africa. It was formed in October 2002 by a group of U2 fans inspired by the media coverage of Bono’s May 2002 trip to Africa with then Secretary of U.S. Treasury, Paul O’Neill. Struck by the relatively low cost of building a well and the enormous difference that a well can make in the life of a village, we were convinced that raising the money to build a well was an easily achievable goal. It was from this conviction that the African Well Fund (AWF) was born.
All donations to the African Well Fund go directly to Africare. Africare is the largest and oldest international NGO focused exclusively on Africa. Since 1970, Africare has been improving lives and building a better future for Africa by focusing on healthcare, maternal and child health, HIV & AIDS, access to water, agriculture and food security. In more than 40 years of building partnerships with local communities, NGOs, governments and the private sector, Africare has invested over $1 billion in more than 35 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa.. To learn more about Africare and their work please visit www.africare.org
Note: While the African Well Fund was founded by a group of U2 fans who were inspired by Bono's advocacy for Africa, the African Well Fund is not affliated with or sponsored by Bono, U2, or its management company.
Refer to our Frequently Asked Questions page for answers to most of the common questions we receive about the African Well Fund.