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Review for Wells Bring Hope, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

My donation to Wells Bring Hope in July 2010 provided the seed funding for a water well (and sanitation) for a village in desperate need in Niger. I am honored to be involved with Wells Bring Hope, and it is deeply gratifying to know how many lives are saved and vastly improved (especially those of women and girls) through the committed efforts and partnership between WBH and World Vision. I look forward to many years of supporting WBH, traveling to Niger to see firsthand the vital work being accomplished, and to helping the organization flourish. This is truly a wonderful and genuine group of people to be associated with.

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... knowing the impact it has made on so many lives. My involvement has profoundly reshaped my perspective about water, and influenced my personal consumption patterns and awareness.

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Lynly’s Water Circle (at Wells Bring Hope) was created as an enduring testament to the spirit and love of my late wife, Lynly, and to the goodness that continues to flow from her life. Tragically, Lynly succumbed to metastatic breast cancer in April 2010 after waging a grueling and courageous battle. It has been the great privilege of my life to know and love Lynly as her best friend and husband for twenty years, and to have experienced the conviction of her love in return. Following Lynly’s death, I searched for meaningful ways to pay tribute to her that were consistent with her passions and beliefs. She died at peace with her path, having settled upon her answers to some of life’s great mysteries. One in particular that remained unresolved though, was her deep dismay at the enormity of human suffering and deprivation in the developing world — where so many are born without ever having a chance in life due to dire conditions. Lynly was especially sympathetic to the plight of women and girls in developing Africa, so supporting Wells Bring Hope in her honor to increase villager’s access to clean, safe water has proven to be a wonderful tribute to her. On August 15, 2010, a well, funded in Lynly’s honor, was drilled in the small village of Guidan Karo in the Chadakori region of Niger. This event was a blessing that transformed the life of an entire village overnight. Now the process of gathering funds for a second well in Lynly’s honor, for another village in desperate need, has begun. Over time, Lynly’s Water Circle page will provide details on what we’re doing to raise funding for this project, and ways that you can contribute. I invite you to join me in supporting this very meaningful humanitarian project as a tribute to Lynly." and

Why did you make your donation at this time?

In honor of my late wife (see above).

What would you tell others about this organization?

Becoming involved with Wells Bring Hope will enrich your life immeasurably.

Role:  Donor & Provided seed funding for a well in July 2010.