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Clean water simply saves lives

Cause page created in the Health category by Elizabeth Duke for "Friendly Water for the World, a US-based Quaker charity "

$690 donated

Given by 17 generous donors in around 4 months

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Friendly Water for the World enables people worldwide to transform their lives by simple water filters, storage tanks and eco-toilets.

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Friendly Water for the World helps marginalised communities in 17 countries (so far) to build simple filters, which make the most polluted water drinkable. They and their families are freed from water-borne diseases, can pay for schooling instead of health costs, can make a living by building more filters, and spread the skill to neighbouring groups. See

When you donate you can help wipe out cholera in huge refugee populations in the Democratic Republic of Congo; people with albinism (white skin) in East Africa, who risk being killed for their body parts, get health and a living for themselves, and become valuable to the community; former child soldiers make a fair living and are rehabilitated; women raped by military force and abandoned by their husbands work together and can set up small businesses to keep their families; Rohingya refugees and indigenous tribal groups in India become self-supporting.

You can do all this and much more by donating.

I am having a fund-raising year in the run-up to my 80th birthday next January. On 1 September I thoroughly enjoyed walking the Dunedin half-marathon in aid of Friendly Water for the World. It was good to feel you generous donors were with me.

Elizabeth Duke's involvement (page creator)

I have been donating for years, to assist marginalised groups with health, schooling and community empowerment through clean water. In the run-up to my 80th birthday I have walked the Dunedin half-marathon as a fundraiser.

Use of funds

All the funds donated will go to Friendly Water for the World, in two or three large instalments to economise on international bank transfer costs.

Latest donations

  • Dion K

    Dion K on 13 Oct 2019


    What an amazing thing to do Alina. :)


  • Mike

    Mike on 02 Oct 2019



  • Rick Clark

    Rick Clark on 01 Oct 2019




  • Guest Donor

    Guest Donor on 01 Oct 2019


    You are wonderful for doing this, any photos of after the haircut.


  • Gerardus

    Gerardus on 01 Oct 2019



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Created by, and paying to a verified bank account of, Elizabeth Duke on behalf of Friendly Water for the World, a US-based Quaker charity

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This page was created on 27 Jun 2019 and closes on 31 Jan 2020.
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