The African Well Fund has launched their 10th Annual Build a Well for Bono's Birthday fundraiser for World Water Day 2012!
The African Well Fund is celebrating a "Decade of H2OPE" by raising funds to benefit a water, sanitation and hygiene project in Burkina Faso that will create a healthy environment for 257 schoolchildren. As many supporters/U2 fans know, the #bonowell is one of Bono's favorite birthday gifts!
The Bono Street Team is honored to be a part of the 10th Annual African Well Fund Build a Well for Bono's Birthday. We have donated the LAST ORIGINAL Bono Street Team Painting Print autographed by Bono. The print was signed prior to the U2 360 show in Denver last year. The African Well Fund will be auctioning this painting print by artist Azalea Millet closer to Bono's birthday May 10th. Stay informed on the African Well Fund Website or the Bono Street Team Facebook.
The African Well Fund is offering Limited Edition Bono Street Team painting prints while supplies last. This special edition print includes a reproduction of his signature. Order yours today and it will help the sanitation and hygiene project in Burkina Faso.
Source: African Well Fund
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Source: UN Water.org
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
"Empower Rural Women – End Hunger and Poverty”
On average, women make up about 43 percent of the agricultural work force in developing countries,yet they lack the access to land, seeds, water, credit and market. Evidence indicates that if these women had the same access to productive resources as men, they could increase yields on their farms by 20 to 30 percent, raising total agricultural output in these countries by 2.5 to 4 percent. This would reduce the number of hungry people in the world by around 12 to 17 percent.
Some changes are already happening! Watch this short film that looks at the challenges and solutions for growing enough food in developing countries and the progress women are making in agriculture.
International Women's Day is March 8, 2012.
To learn more please visit these websites:
Facts & Figures: Rural Women and the Millennium Development Goals
CSW56 - Commission on the Status of Women 2012