African Well Fund Hosting 12th Annual Build a Well for Bono's Birthday Fundraiser

Campaign honoring U2 lead singer's 54th birthday will fund a community-based water and sanitation project in Angola.

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Schenectady, N.Y. (PRWEB) April 03, 2014

The African Well Fund (http://www.africanwellfund.org) is hosting the 12th Annual Build a Well for Bono's Birthday fundraiser (http://www.africanwellfund.org/Bono-Well-2014.html) April 1–May 10 to benefit a community-based water and sanitation project in the Ebo municipality of the Kwanza Sul Province in Angola. The project, which will be implemented by African Well Fund partner Africare (http://www.africare.org), aims to increase access to safe drinking water and improved sanitation for more than 12,000 people living in these communities.

"Every donation, no matter how small or large, really does make a difference when combined with donations from fans all over the world," said Rob Trigalet, African Well Fund board chairman. "And access to clean water and sanitation can not only change lives, it can save them."

African Well Fund is offering a limited edition print of a 2012 painting of Bono by Janelle Doyle, a Minneapolis-based visual artist. The limited-edition prints are 8.5 x 11 inches and hand-signed by the artist.

In addition to accepting donations online (http://www.africanwellfund.org/Bono-Well-2014.html), African Well Fund is raising money for Build a Well for Bono's Birthday through the sale of T-shirts and other items with this year's logo in the its Zazzle store.

All donors are invited to add their name and a message to a birthday card on the African Well Fund website (http://www.africanwellfund.org/Bono-Well-2014.html) that the organization will send to Bono care of Principal Management.

The 11 previous campaigns have raised over $225,000 in Bono's honor to fund the construction of clean water and sanitation projects implemented by AWF partner Africare that are benefiting more than 60,000 people in Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Liberia, Mali, Uganda and Zimbabwe.

The African Well Fund is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the mission of funding clean water and sanitation projects in sub-Saharan Africa. Since its founding in 2002, the organization has raised more than $1 million to fund 32 projects in 15 countries, benefiting more than 350,000 people.


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