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Clean Water for Togo, Africa!

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September 16, 2016

I can't explain how grateful everyone in Togo was for the completed well! The trip went great, and it was incredibly heartbreaking and inspiriing  See more

BENEFITING: WATERKEEPER ALLIANCE INC

EVENT DATE: Aug 20, 2017

Hartwell Carson

THE STORY:

I recently got back from building the first, of what I hope will be several wells in Togo. I can't explain how grateful everyone in Togo was for the completed well! The trip went great, and it was incredibly heartbreaking and inspiring to see life in the village, and the completed well. As soon as the water started flowing, people rushed to fill up bowls and buckets with clean water. The need is so incredibly great in Togo, but I can't think of anything they need more than clean water. The trip was such a life changing experience that Teela is going join me next time and help raise money for additional wells.

A second well for a nearby village was started, but there are no funds to continue that project. That village is now hiking over 1.5 miles to access water from the well we recently built.

On my trip we witnessed kids with swollen bellies full of disease, from drinking dirty water. We saw families drinking and cooking with brown water from the creeks, we watched someone haul dirty out of a concrete basin for cooking and bathing, and we helped an entire family haul dirty water over a mile from the nearest creek. The well that everyone helped build will provide essential clean water to hundreds of people. It will free up time for women and children to go to school and take care of the household, and this sounds dramatic, but it will literally save people's lives.

The well we constructed was in the village of Adjove, which has a few hundred people. A local well company was hired to perform the work, and group of men and women in the village were trained on how to fix the well, in case it breaks. Now we just just to continue on the good work that we started. We have the local knowledge with the Yoto River Waterkeeper on the ground, we have a local well builder, and have established  a system to appoint a trained water committee to oversee the well.

We just need to raise the money to make clean water a reality for the people of Togo. Your donation can make this project a reality. Thank you for your help!

Visit http://www.yotoriverkeeper.com to learn more about Kossi's work in Togo. See the pictures from our trip here

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$12,715

MONEY RAISED
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  • Hartwell Carson

    $500

  • Deb Self and Mandy Wallace

    $100

  • Heather Brown & Molly de Mattos

    $100

  • Brett Nelson

    $20

  • Andrea Rey

    $25

  • Teela

    $500

  • John Carey

    $100

  • Gary Wockner

    $25

  • Frederick Tutman

    $30

  • Marc Yaggi

    $25

  • Ed and Claire Burdett

    $200

  • Nelson Brooke, Black Warrior Riverkeeper

    $250

  • No Fear Dear

    $30

  • August Women's Club

    $25

  • SweetWater Brewery

    $420

  • The Matt & Molly Team

    $250

  • Andy Hayslip, Watauga Riverkeeper

    $40

  • Adam Hewitt

    $25

  • Dusty Allison

    $85

  • Bernard

    $700

  • Jim and Beth Carson

    $500

  • Sara Aminzadeh

    $150

  • Anna & Toate Ganago

    $50

  • Ray Jones

    $50

  • Alexis

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Laurie Racine

    $200

  • Feinbizzle

    $25

  • Robert Seiler

    $200

  • Louise Smith

    $450

  • Valery and Larry Landers

    $50

  • Miller Williams

    $200

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Jane And Greg Jordan

    $100

  • Mary Anne and Tom Richardson

    $100

  • Stephen Reichert

    $100

  • Brian Frysinger

    $50

  • Mike Oliphant

    $40

  • Bagley Wright

    $4,000

  • Samantha Profetta

    $100

  • Jonathan Hunter

    $500

  • Brian Adams

    $200

  • Gregory Urban

     

  • Katherine "Yes You Can Buy Me a Beer Later" Luscher

     

  • Mark Vanderhoff

    $25

  • Robin Broder

    $50

  • Anna Alsobrook

    $50

  • Krissy

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • Mellow Mushroom Asheville

    $850

  • Chris Trumbauer

    $50

  • Sara Fields

    $25

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53% Raised of $24,000 Goal

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Donor Comments

Sara Fields

Sara Fields

DONATION: $25

12 months ago

Chris Trumbauer

Chris Trumbauer

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Mellow Mushroom Asheville

Mellow Mushroom Asheville

DONATION: $850

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $500

2 years ago

Krissy

Krissy

DONATION: $25

this has been on my to do list for months, sorry 'bout that... good stuff, captain. 2 years ago

Anna Alsobrook

Anna Alsobrook

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Robin Broder

Robin Broder

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Mark Vanderhoff

Mark Vanderhoff

DONATION: $25

Dude, sorry it took me so long to donate! Keep up the good work. 2 years ago

Katherine

Katherine "Yes You Can Buy Me a Beer Later" Luscher

2 years ago

Gregory Urban

Gregory Urban

2 years ago