Let's raise ብር600,000Ethiopian BirrDonate Now…or Scroll to begin drilling!
ብር600,000 = $35,000USD(approx.)
The birr (Amharic ብር) is the unit of currency in Ethiopia. With a local
partner, charity: water plans to serve 100% of Tigray (Northern Ethiopia)
with access to clean water if they reach this year's goal.
- 2.2 Million people
in Tigray need
- 3,640 wells needed
to serve those without
water in Tigray.
FS 250 Drilling Rig+ fleet
In five years, charity: water has brought water to two million people in need. Now they're investing in equipment to serve thousand more each year. Founder Scott Harrison explains in the video below.
- 1 Rig
- Clean water for 40,000 people/year
Last year you helped us contribute more than $21,000 to charity: water. This year we're increasing the goal by 66% to celebrate Authentic Jobs' 6th birthday.
We're 6 years old
Amount raised in
Amount we hope
to raise in 2011
last year's amount
Why Charity: Water?
Giving has been a part of our culture since the company began. We're a very small company with several fantastic advisors who are just as fanatical about giving as we are.
What better resource to give someone than the most basic, essential necessity of human life? Clean, safe drinking water, something almost a billion people on the planet don’t have access to.
As the FS 250 drilling rig sends its monstrous drilling bit deeper and deeper into the ground, it hits aquifers on the way down. An aquifer is an underground layer of water. Sometimes the rig hits two, even three layers of water in one drilling.
And yup, the more aquifers it hits, the more water the well will provide.