Lifetime Wells International Year End Fundraising Campaign

#SixInSix - Help us raise $31,500 in Six weeks to drill Nine wells in Northern Ghana!

Kristen Taber's page

Member

$650 by 3 people

$500

Kristen Taber

Total

Team Members

Kristen

$650 / 3 donors

David

$17,350 / 37 donors

Ron

$3,910 / 17 donors

Dave

$5,650 / 8 donors

Mark

$1,355 / 13 donors

Jim

$1,100 / 10 donors

Stephen

$1,425 / 7 donors

N & J

$750 / 4 donors

Chris

$1,000 / 2 donors

Rob

$160 / 3 donors

Burnet

$50 / 1 donor

Kristen's Story

Hi Friends and Family!

My husband Mark has the great honor and awesome responsibility of being the Executive Director for Lifetime Wells International, a non-profit organization seeking to end disease, death and poverty caused by lack of access to clean drinking water. This is a huge and important mission.

I was shocked to learn, and it’s difficult to imagine, that in 2019 waterborne disease is still the leading cause of disease and death around the world. Half of all hospital beds are filled with people suffering from water-related illness. 

Founded by water well drillers in the states, LWI has provided clean drinking water for over 1.5 million people in Ghana and Tanzania through the drilling of over 2,300 wells.

Unfortunately, the number of people remaining without clean water is staggering. 

I can’t even begin to imagine having to give my children water like this pictured below, not knowing if it would make them sick.

But this is the reality for many. 

It doesn’t have to be this way!

Join me in supporting LWI in their #SixInSix Campaign, to raise $21,000 to fund 6 wells in 6 weeks. Not only will this bring clean water to people who are in desperate need, but it will save lives, bring health, spark hope and create opportunity for generations. 
Together we can do this! 

Check out the video and more below, and 

Donate, Share, Fundraise! Thank you!
-Kristen

Lifetime Wells International's Story

12/6/19 - Campaign Update: (New Campaign Name #SixPlusSix)

Thank you!

We are officially half-way through our year-end fundraising campaign and I for one, could not be more pleased with the results. Each step of the way, you have risen to the challenge we set and exceeded our expectations.


We started this campaign with a goal to raise $21,000, allowing us to provide six villages with wells:

Twelve Days into the campaign you had already met the goal, so we pushed our goal to to $31,500.

Three days later we kicked off our first #GivingTuesday campaign, with a $5,000 matching grant provided by our friend Dave Whaley.  

#GivingTuesday was an amazing success, our aggressive goal was no match for your generosity. In one day, you raised $13,300 for Lifetime Wells International!

Today, our campaign total is $37,000 and we're increasing our campaign goal to $42,000. This will allow us to provide 12 wells to the people of Northern Ghana.

Midway through our 2019 Year-End Fundraising Campaign, all I can say is thank you.


Thank you for your generosity.

Thank you for partnering with us and believing in our mission.

Thank you for seeing the need and deciding that you can do something about it.

Sincerely,

Mark Taber
Executive Director - Lifetime Wells International

12/3/19 - Campaign Update:

Today is #GivingTuesday! Watch Dave's video below to learn about his matching grant in support of Lifetime Wells International!

12/1/19 - Campaign Update:

Wow, did we underestimate your dedication to our shared mission!

We set a goal that we thought we could reach by the end of the year and in two short weeks, you've already pushed us past it!

Our original goal was to fund six wells for villages in Northern Ghana, given the success that we've had already, we are going to increase that goal to nine wells! That will push our goal up to $31,500 - a 50% increase over the original goal.

Thank you to everyone who has already contributed to support the people of Northern Ghana. If you haven't made a contribution yet, please partner with us to help reach more villages in need.

This is Borgbaln, a village of about 1,900 in the Saboba District of Northern Ghana.

Like many villages in rural Ghana, Borgbaln is dependent on the annual rains to supply much of their drinking water, which collects in small shallow ponds. These ponds quickly become stagnant and are teeming with algae, bacteria, and viruses. All of which lead to disease and even death for the villagers who have to drink it to survive.

Each day, the women and children of Borgbaln walk the well-worn paths to the water-hole. Compared to many, they are considered lucky, since their walk is only 15 minutes each way. This doesn't mean it is easy. Each 5-gallon bucket they carry back weighs 42lbs, backbreaking work for even the strongest among them.


Because of the shortage of water in the region, each day brings the difficult decision of how best to use it. Mothers must decide whether or not it’s for cooking, washing bodies or cleaning clothes. Without an abundant water supply, there is never enough to do all three.

Now for the good news.

Lifetime Wells International was founded to end the misery caused by drinking dirty water. Our drill team in Northern Ghana is on the road for more than 250 days each year. They happily drive the rough country roads to bring water, life, and peace to their people, knowing that each well they drill means increased health, productivity,  and opportunity for education in the villages they serve.

In the last 13 years, Lifetime Wells International has drilled over 2,300 wells, bringing clean water to the people who need it most. That's over 1,500,000 people who have access to clean water because of the real hero in our story, YOU. Your support of Lifetime Wells International has allowed our team to make a difference for so many!

Today, you have a chance to join the fight.

Over the next six weeks, Lifetime Wells International is allocating all of the funds raised during this campaign to support the drilling efforts in Northern Ghana. With your support, we hope to raise at least $21,000 to provide wells to six villages. That's clean drinking water for almost 5,000 people. We’re calling it our #SixInSix Campaign, and it's a lofty goal considering this is our first fundraising effort. We've set the bar high, but we know that we can do it with your support. 

You can support the cause by:

  • Following us on social media and sharing our content to get the word out.
  • Becoming a fundraiser (click the "Fundraise" button) and ask your network to help you support our efforts.
  • Donating whatever you can. 100% of every dollar donated will go directly to financing one of the water projects. 

Thank you for your support! We can't wait to see what you're able to accomplish for the people of Northern Ghana!

Visit our Website for more information about our work in Ghana and Tanzania.

Supporters

Ron Reese received a new donation from Anonymous

1 day ago

Great work!

Stephen Huxta received a new donation from Anonymous

2 days ago

$500

N & J Ewing received a new donation from Dan, Alanna & Sawyer

4 days ago

$50

You make the world a better place ❤️

Stephen Huxta received a new donation from Thomas Harris

5 days ago

$25

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