African Well Fund Hosting 14th Annual Build a Well for Bono's Birthday Fundraiser

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Campaign honoring U2 lead singer's 56th birthday will fund a sustainable water project in sub-Saharan Africa.

The African Well Fund ( is hosting the 14th Annual Build a Well for Bono's Birthday fundraiser ( May 1st to May 31st. The previous thirteen fundraisers have raised over $245,000 for clean water and sanitation projects benefiting more than 60,000 people in Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Liberia, Mali, Uganda and Zimbabwe. This year African Well Fund aims to drive that total past $250,000.

“It is such an honor to join together with U2 fans from around the world to make a tangible, lasting difference in the lives of Africans lacking one of the most basic needs all human beings: clean water,” said African Well Fund board chair Rob Trigalet. “It is humbling - and at the same time a source of pride - to be a part of a fan community that has raised almost a quarter of a million dollars since the first ‘Build a Well for Bono’s Birthday’ fundraiser in 2003.”

As always, all donors are invited to add their name and a message to a birthday card on the African Well Fund website ( that the organization will send to Bono upon completion of the fundraiser.

African Well Fund plans on holding another Tweet a Well for Bono’s Birthday, a 24hr Tweet-a-thon on May 10th. Details will be coming soon. Any volunteers wishing to assist with the tweet-a-thon should email Diane Yoder at dyoder(at)africanwellfund(dot)org.

Additionally, event photographer and U2 fan Justin Kent is offering prints from his incredible Innocence and Experience tour photos for sale. 10% of all sales will be donated to the African Well Fund. ( During the month of May, fans can use the discount code dreamoutloud to receive 10% off their purchase.

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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