The African Properly Fund (AWF) is worked up to announce its 18th annual Construct a Properly for Bono’s Birthday marketing campaign. Starting Could 1, AWF invitations U2 followers from world wide to donate funds in honor of the musician’s 60th birthday. The funds raised might be used to construct a brand new nicely serving 2500 in Nsiama, a village positioned in western DRC the place there may be at present no potable water. AWF hopes to lift $20,000 to construct a photo voltaic powered nicely to serve the neighborhood.

Since 2003, AWF has joined along with the U2 fan neighborhood to have a good time and honor Bono’s birthday by elevating funds for clear water and sanitation tasks. This yr we reached out to that neighborhood to collaborate on the theme for the annual fundraiser. The overwhelming favourite, “There’s a Mild…” was submitted by long-time U2 fan and AWF supporter, Tassoula E. Kokkoris. Kokkoris explains the inspiration behind her submission, “Since its inception, I’ve all the time contributed to the African Properly Fund Construct a Properly for Bono’s Birthday marketing campaign as a result of the tasks chosen all the time considerably enhance the lives within the communities for which they’re accomplished. The added issue of honoring Bono and signing the annual card for his birthday is the icing on the cake. Impressed by the lyric in U2’s ‘Tune for Somebody,’ I initially submitted the theme as a nod to Bono and the sunshine he brings by his music, humanitarian work, and by extension, African Properly Fund. However now, contemplating what we’re all dealing with throughout this pandemic, the lyric has advanced into one thing way more poignant.”

In an extra collaboration with the U2 fan neighborhood, AWF reached out to award-winning artist, U2 fan and very long time AWF supporter Kelly Eddington to create paintings for the marketing campaign. Eddington created a fantastic authentic portray impressed by the theme “There’s a Mild…” Eddington says, “I used to be delighted and honored to create this portray of Bono for the annual birthday nicely fundraiser. I’ve painted him so many instances through the years that I do know his face by coronary heart. I want him many, many extra glad birthdays and I hope individuals might be impressed to construct many, many extra wells in his title.”

From Could 1 to Could 31, followers might donate by the AWF web site As all the time, all donors are invited so as to add their title and a message to a birthday card that might be despatched to Bono upon completion of the fundraiser. Since 2003, greater than $280,000 has been raised in Bono’s honor to fund the development of unpolluted water and sanitation tasks which are benefiting greater than 86,000 individuals in Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Liberia, Mali, Senegal, Tanzania, Uganda and Zimbabwe.

The African Properly Fund is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit group devoted to the mission of funding clear water and sanitation tasks in sub-Saharan Africa. Since its founding in 2002, the group has raised greater than $1 million to fund over 30 tasks in 15 international locations, benefiting greater than 350,000 individuals.

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