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African Well Fund Launches Eighth Annual Build a Well for Bono's Birthday Fundraiser


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The African Well Fund has launched its eighth annual Build a Well for Bono's Birthday fundraiser.To honor the U2 lead singer's 50th birthday, the nonprofit is aiming toraise $50,000 during the 50-day period of March 22 to May 10. All fundsraised will benefit a community water and sanitation project in theBuhera District of Zimbabwe that will be implemented by Africare,African Well Fund's partner.

To reach the $50,000 goal, the African Well Fund is accepting donations through its website, selling a limited-edition print by artist Azalea Millet, selling limited-edition merchandise through Zazzle , and auctioning U2 live photos and U2 360 Tour concert tickets on eBay.

Millet has donated limited-edition hand-signed and numbered prints that will be sold for $50 through our website beginning Monday, March 29.

All donors will be invited to add their birthday wishes to a card that will be sent to Bono via Principle Management.

Donations from the seven previous Build a Well for Bono's Birthdayfundraisers have totaled over $170,000 and have been used to fund waterand sanitation projects implemented by African Well Fund partnerAfricare to benefit more than 28,000 people in Angola, Liberia, Ugandaand Zimbabwe.

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