African Well Fund Hosts Tweet a Well for Bono’s Birthday

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24-Hour Online Giving Campaign to Bring Clean Water to Angola

African Well Fund is hosting ”Tweet a Well for Bono’s Birthday,” an exclusive 24-hour online giving campaign in honor of the singer’s 54th birthday. The campaign takes place from 3:00 p.m., EST Friday, May 9 – 3:00 p.m., EST Saturday, May 10. During the event, people are encouraged to tweet, blog, and post to encourage others to donate using the hashtag #Bonowell. Donors can follow results live on

The event closes out the 12th Annual Build a Well for Bono’s Birthday fundraiser which was launched on April 1st. This campaign aims to raise $10,000 to fund a community-based water and sanitation project in Angola.

The project, which will be implemented by African Well Fund partner Africare, aims to increase access to safe drinking water and improved sanitation. It will benefit more than 12,000 people in the Ebo municipality of the Kwanza Sul Province in Angola.

“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.”

All donors are encouraged to add their name and a message to a birthday card on the African Well Fund website, which will be sent to Bono.

The 11 previous campaigns in Bono’s honor have raised over $225,000. Projects have been funded to to help more than 60,000 people in Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Liberia, Mali, Uganda, and Zimbabwe.

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About The African Well Fund

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, by a group of U2 fans who were inspired by Bono’s activism in Africa, the organization has raised more than $1 million to fund 32 projects in 15 countries, helping more than 350,000 people. The organization is entirely run by volunteers.

About Africare

Africare is an African-American founded development organization that improves the quality of life of people in Africa. 98% of its project staff are African, and 94 cents of every dollar it spends is devoted to project implementation. By working as partners, Africare helps local populations build sustainable, healthy and productive communities.


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