50th Birthday * 50 Days * $50,000

For the eighth year in a row, the African Well Fund is pleased to announce plans for a fundraising drive to ” Build a Well for Bono’s Birthday”. AWF is celebrating Bono’s 50th Birthday by raising funds to support a $50,000 water project in Zimbabwe.

For 50 days from March 22nd through May 10th, the African Well Fund invites U2 fans and others who are inspired by Bono’s tireless activism on behalf of Africa to make a donation in honor of Bono’s birthday on May 10th. Your donation in any amount will go a long way in helping to provide clean water for the people of Africa.


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5 Responses to 50th Birthday * 50 Days * $50,000

  1. Leroy says:

    I hate Bono. He devotes all that time to people in Africa yet there are millions of hungry people here in the US.

  2. deb says:

    Leroy, have you ever been to Africa? Here in America we have a government of the people by the people and FOR the people. Yes there is hunger in America, you cannot compare it with Africa. In the USA people have the opportunity to receive benefits (welfare), school lunches, etc. There is a support system. It is just getting those people to the programs and educating them. In Africa it is completely different. Get on a plane and see for your self, and then come back and comment.

  3. MikeSpears says:

    Leroy, Why would you hate an Irish singer for not taking care of US citizens? Seeing as Deb states we have an infrastructure socially to help our people and in Africa it is for a large part all on the individual with no help whatsoever.
    It is the sense of local entitlement that has created a wedge between the US and the rest of the world.

    We are the richest nation but also one of the most selfish….just my 2 cents

  4. Doris says:

    Mike and deb,
    You said exactly what I was thinking. People like Leroy need to open a paper or watch world news once in a while. I get so angry when people complain that Bono is "only" helping African's…I'd like to ask Leroy, What he is doing to help the poor? If you are helping in some capacity Leroy, than good for you, but don't come down on a person because it's not where you want it to be. Our poor doesn't know African poor….completely different. I've known a few people that have gone to Africa. I've been told on more than once occasion how difficult it is to see an African hold on to their most prized posession….their wooden bowl, that they MAY get rice in once a week. In America, there are plenty of opportunities for help. We are a VERY RICH nation and yes ….VERY SELFISH. I find Bono to be an amazing man…..he could sit back and count his money and live in his luxury, he himself has said that he's been given a " great gig, and becaus of it, he must pay back what God has given him". I for one, find that totally admirable and hope that my two boys have half the compassion for human kind that he does.

  5. Doris says:

    What are you doing to help?

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