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New Water System You Made Possible

New Water System You Made Possible

You made it possible! Your generosity inspires us!  This week construction of a new water project is set to begin. The scope of work and schematic drawing give the nuts and bolts but not the human impact. Follow along to see the progress from delivery of supplies to digging trenches where PVC pipes will be laid to the faces of the children and families that will be able to turn on a spigot — that’s close to home — and get as much clean water as they want. You made this possible. Thank you!

Austin Ear Nose and Throat Clinic Announced as Presenting Sponsor of Water Hero Kids K at 13th Annual Run For The Water Event

Austin, Texas - July 2, 2019 - Austin Ear Nose and Throat Clinic are the presenting sponsor of the Water Hero Kids K at the thirteenth annual Run For The Water. A uniquely transformative event, every entry to Run For The Water allows the Gazelle Foundation to provide a person in Burundi with access to clean water – for life. The Water Hero Kids K is a fun way for kids to be active and gain a deeper understanding of water scarcity, consumption, and their role and ability to be engaged, global citizens.

NJHS Students at St. Theresa's Catholic School fund clean water for more than 9 classrooms in Burundi

NJHS Students at St. Theresa's Catholic School fund clean water for more than 9 classrooms in Burundi

We’ve got exciting news! Thanks to the hardworking National Junior Honor Society students at St. Theresa’s Catholic School in Austin, Texas. They raised over $4,500 to fund clean water. Which means kids in Burundi won’t have to worry about where they will wash their hands, or get a drink of water. St. Theresa’s Catholic School — your generosity inspires us!

Schematic Drawings & Details of Two Water Systems Funded at 2019 Spring For The Water Event

Schematic Drawings & Details of Two Water Systems Funded at 2019 Spring For The Water Event

Thanks to this year’s Spring for the Water event, you fully funded two new water systems in Burundi in just one evening! Learn more about these projects—from schematic drawings down to the number of bags of concrete that will be used.

The Gazelle Fall Race Gratitude Challenge

The Gazelle Fall Race Gratitude Challenge

Read how longtime Gazelle Foundation supporters Kim and Bernd combined their passion for running with their passion for philanthropy. They trained for Paris Marathon, and raised money to bring clean water to school children in Burundi. Now they want to challenge you!

This year, during our training for the Paris marathon, we found a new way to focus on being joyful and grateful – we counted every mile we ran in training and committed to donating $1 per mile to others less fortunate than us. The charity of our choice was the Gazelle Foundation for water. —Kim and Bernd

Clean water decreases disease rate by 80%. It puts children back into the classroom by giving them time for education. It allows a village to focus on building a future, earning a living, spending time with family—not searching for water.

Spring For The Water Event Fully Funds Two Water Systems in One Night

Spring For The Water Event Fully Funds Two Water Systems in One Night

AUSTIN, Texas — Attendees showed their gratitude for life and clean water by turning out in force for the 2019 Spring for the Water, the annual fundraising event that raises money for water projects in Burundi, Africa.

150 attendees were at the celebration, raising enough money for the Austin-based Gazelle Foundation to help at least 4,300 people get daily access to clean water in Burundi, one of the poorest countries in the world.  

The April 30th event also recognized the 25 anniversary of Gilbert Tuhabonye’s escape from genocide. And recognize several of the key people behind the Gazelle Foundation’s success: philanthropists DK, Mike and Kley Reynolds, accepted the Peter Rauch World Changer Award.

Chikage Windler, Chief Meteorologist, CBS Austin emceed the evening.

Clean Water. Clear Futures. Gazelle Foundation on CBS-Austin We Are Austin

Clean Water. Clear Futures. Gazelle Foundation on CBS-Austin We Are Austin

Gazelle Foundation co-founders Gilbert Tuhabonye and Peter Rauch with Taylor Ellison of CBS Austin’s We Are Austin show Tuesday, April 16, 2019. Talking about the simple beauty of helping others. How families in Burundi used to constantly get sick, but not anymore thanks to work of the Gazelle Foundation. Gilbert Tuhabonye and Peter Rauch tell us how we can all be a part of this important work. Watch Clean Water Clear Futures.

The Secret to Surviving with Gilbert Tuhabonye

Gilbert was featured on Sarah Brokaw's recent Podcast--Shared Secrets

In 1993, when Gilbert was a junior in high school, he was severely burned in a massacre in the Tutsi-Hutu war of Burundi, witnessing mass murder and barely escaping with his life. He spent three months in the hospital recovering, and was told he'd never walk again. In this episode, Gilbert joins Sarah to describe the path he took from the hopelessness to resilience and triumph. He explains how he aims to create meaning from his experience by helping others in a variety of ways, including his work as a running coach and through the Gazelle Foundation. And he shares the #1 tool he's found for discovering your strength in the wake of adversity.   Listen to the episode here.