The African Well Fund raised $9,409.30 during the 10th Annual Build a Well for Bono's Birthday Fundraiser. Thanks to the addition of those funds, AWF has raised a total of $1,012,242.88 to fund more than 300 projects in 14 countries that are benefiting over 335,000 people since its founding in 2002. All of this has been made possible by our legion of supporters.
Money raised during the annual birthday well drive benefited a water, sanitation and hygiene project in Burkina Faso that will be implemented by AWF partner Africare and aims to create a healthy environment for 257 schoolchildren (learn more about the project here). During the fundraiser, AWF auctioned doodles created by George Clooney, Anton Corbijn and Elvis Costello, raising $952.
In addition to donating to the birthday well fundraiser, supporters added wishes to a birthday card designed by AWF Board Member Lara Wineman that will be sent to Bono care of Principle Management.
Donations from the 10 Build a Well for Bono's Birthday Fundraisers have totaled more than $222,000 and have been used to fund clean water and sanitation projects implemented by AWF partner Africare to benefit more than 56,250 people in Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Liberia, Uganda and Zimbabwe.
AWF will be celebrating surpassing the $1 million milestone throughout the rest of the year and will soon be announcing the projects we will be raising money for as the organization works to raise the next $1 million for clean water and sanitation projects in sub-Saharan Africa with your help.