Here’s tangible results of the impact you make possible. Construction crews in Burundi are hard at work on the Bitoke-Kiriza Extension Water System thanks to your generosity. Read the latest progress update, the trench being dug here will soon bring clean water to 668 students and teachers at Kiriza primary school that’s visible in the background.
We’re happy to share construction progress Bitoke-Kiriza Extension Water System. This project is on time, and on budget. When it’s complete 2,100 residents will have daily access to as much water as they need. Access to water is a solid investment that sparks economic growth.
According to World Health Organization, Every $1 invested in clean water can yield $4–$12 in economic returns. Access to clean water gives communities more time to grow food, earn an income, and go to school and fight poverty.
Your support has made this progress possible. Thank you!
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.