African Well Fund Hosting 15th Annual Build a Well for Bono's Birthday Fundraiser

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Campaign honoring U2 lead singer's 57th birthday will fund a sustainable water project in Senegal.

The African Well Fund ( is hosting the 15th Annual Build a Well for Bono's Birthday fundraiser May 5th to May 31st. The previous fourteen fundraisers have raised over $255,000 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 raise $15,000 to celebrate fifteen years of fundraising.

“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)

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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