Clean Water Means Life

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Ethiopia

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Each day, thousands of women and children in rural Ethiopia collect their families’ drinking water from dirty springs or contaminated streams. This water often brings with it disease and even death.

Glimmer implements wells, latrines, hand washing stations and rainwater harvesting systems. Each hand-dug well provides clean water for 250-350 people; construction takes 2-3 months and costs approximately $5,000.

In April 2012, I’m running 250km through the Sahara and raising funds for Ethiopia. Please help me to raise $100,000 to change people's lives and provide clean water for the people of Ethiopia.

A Glimmer of Hope helps lifts women and children out of extreme poverty in rural Ethiopia. Using an entrepreneurial model it provides clean water, schools, health clinics and micro-finance loans, one village at a time. 100% of all donations go directly to funding these projects. Glimmer’s endowment covers all its operating expenses and even replaces credit card transaction fees. Every dollar donated through Glimmer reaches the people in need. Over the last 10 years, Glimmer has completed more than 5000 projects and improved 2.4 million lives.

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Steve Apostolou
Campaign Activity
06/20/12
Sandra donated $20 and said, "Way to Go!"
05/03/12
Keith Haselton donated $50 and said, "A truly great thing you did...good eating and lazy living is justly deserved!"
05/03/12
Marcus Hanel donated $25 and said, "Nice one Steve!"
04/30/12
Mark, winner of a bet donated $100 and said, "Well done again Stevie!! Inspi and aspirational! Good luck with your your target! Legend!"
04/26/12
Sharon O'Neill donated $10 and said, "Amazing Steve, Best of Luck!!!"
04/24/12
Mark '389' Clifton donated $100 and said, "Stevo, fantastic performance at the MDS and for a very worthwhile cause. Inspirational. You've got the best feet in the Southern Sahara!"
04/24/12
Vicky donated $100 and said, "Congratulations Steve, job well and truly done!"
04/23/12
Dave Brighouse donated $50 and said, "Fantastic effort Steve. Cap doffed in your direction!"
04/17/12
Claire Johnstone donated $100 and said, "Nice one Steve."
04/16/12
Beck and Matt donated $20 and said, "Well done Steve!!! What a tremendous effort. Beck and Matt x"
04/16/12
Stuey donated $80 and said, "Brilliant achievement, well done Love from Stuey, Michelle and the babies"
04/16/12
Simon donated $75 and said, "Great Effort Steve. Truly inspiring."
04/13/12
George Georgiou donated $100 and said, "Great work Steve you are an amazing dude!!!"
04/13/12
Someone donated $50 and said, "Amazing performance in the MdS! -K"
04/13/12
Sewit Fessehaie donated $50 and said, "All the best Steve!! You are amazing!"
04/13/12
Maya & Magda Dagemawi donated $100 and said, "Thanks Uncle Steve for all your hard work to make this happen. You are an inspiration!!"
04/12/12
Someone donated $10 and said, "Good luck Steve, James"
04/12/12
David Smith (AGSM) donated $50 and said, "You are insane."
04/11/12
Rick and Sam donated $50 and said, "Steve, you are a legend mate. Keep up the awesome work."
04/11/12
Andy & Zena donated $100 and said, "Steve, you're an inspiration Mate. Sending you any will we have to add to your own! We're all proud & behind you, keep that focus & strength up!! Andy & Zena x"
04/11/12
Guy donated $35 and said, "Inspiring stuff-keep going Steve!!"
04/11/12
Mejreme Dzaferovic donated $25 and said, "Good Luck Steve!"
04/11/12
Helen Ghebreluul donated $100 and said, "Good luck Steve, we are very proud of you. Love Helen and Yonas"
04/11/12
Prue Hendry donated $150 and said, "Hope your run went well.All the best."
04/10/12
Someone donated $50 and said, "a donation for Steve's run and a very worthy cause. MT"
04/09/12
Someone donated $100 and said, "Have a great adventure"
04/09/12
Laura Bonarrigo donated $20 and said, "All the best Steve!"
04/07/12
Samuel Cooke donated $10
04/05/12
Evan Amha donated $100 and said, "What can i say..... U da man :) Great cause!! Good Luck and much respect Steve."
04/04/12
Karolina Kilian donated $40 and said, "All the best Stevo - show em how it's done! And congrats on choosing such a great cause to raise money for! We'll all be cheering for you! X K"
04/04/12
Annie donated $55 and said, "Go Steve go!"
04/04/12
Donna Berber donated $250 and said, "We are so inspired by your commitment and endurance. Thank you on behalf of the many who will know clean water because of you."
04/04/12
Vince, Nati & Anna donated $100
04/03/12
George Georghiou donated $100 and said, "Go for it Steve - best of luck :)"
04/03/12
Kristof Renders donated $100 and said, "Good luck Steve"
04/03/12
Robbie Ciconte (Mr. BMX) donated $50 and said, "Good luck my friend"
04/02/12
Dan D donated $100 and said, "The general concensus is that you're a nutter to attempt 250k in the desert, I'll go with the concensus ..."
04/01/12
Michael donated $100 and said, "Good luck and all the best Steve."
03/31/12
Jamie Musialek donated $100 and said, "Stevie, you are the man...man!...good luck with this completely mental endeavour, I'm thinking you are gonna need a good dose of it. Hope it all goes well. Get back in one piece matey. P.s. You should measure yourself before and after and see how many inches you've sanded off ;)"
03/31/12
Katherine Smith donated $75 and said, "Good luck Steve x"
03/30/12
Chris Dunne donated $200 and said, "You have just amazed me! So much respect to you; I wish you all the luck in the world and I hope you reach your charity goal."
03/29/12
David Khokhar donated $50 and said, "Not much but an unemployed bum can only afford so much. And good luck."
03/29/12
Vanessa Barcellona donated $50 and said, "Good luck Steve. I know you'll smash."
03/29/12
Carey Allen donated $50 and said, "Bear Grylls the shit out of the Sahara mate"
03/29/12
Someone donated $800 and said, "Huge step, take care. Wish you best, Steve."
03/28/12
Mark Fettroll donated $250 and said, "Smash it son, I know you will....!"
03/27/12
Daniel Been donated $400 and said, "good luck!"
03/26/12
Rudi Tot donated $50 and said, "Good luck with it mate!"
03/25/12
David Scott donated $250 and said, "A very worthy cause. Good luck"
03/25/12
Dennis Soich donated $50 and said, "Good luck!"
03/25/12
Mia Igra donated $20 and said, "Good luck - travel safely!"
03/22/12
Charlotte Hill donated $70 and said, "Your determination is inspirational. Good luck and mind the camels!"
03/22/12
Reg and Roisin Dhanjal donated $100 and said, "Good luck Stevo! Reg and Rosh"
03/21/12
David Kennedy donated $100 and said, "Good luck Steve! Be safe out there!"
03/21/12
Zebib Habte donated $250 and said, "Hmm - how would one feel like after running 250km through the Sahara? A feeling that I will never get the honour of experiencing first hand...so will be looking forward to hearing all about it!!! All the best Steve!!!"
03/21/12
Someone donated $50 and said, "Steve, thank you for getting involved in this worthy cause. I'll also tweet this to my followers. Behind you all the way... Aidan"
03/21/12
Tim Hirshman donated $50 and said, "Good luck with the journey, Steve"
03/20/12
Anne-Marie donated $20
03/20/12
Stefan Hunt donated $200 and said, "Go Steve. Very impressive. Great charity."
03/19/12
John Welborn donated $200 and said, "Good luck Steve! Best wishes from EQX"
03/19/12
Miles Williams donated $100 and said, "Go Steve, Go!"
03/19/12
Aroon & Gwen donated $30 and said, "Good luck Steve!"
03/19/12
Matt H donated $250 and said, "Good luck Steve. I'm jealous."
03/19/12
Cheryl Herbert donated $50 and said, "Good luck!"
03/19/12
Daniel Bayfield donated $30 and said, "Best of luck Steve."
03/18/12
Lis Napier donated $150 and said, "Such as great cause Steve"
03/18/12
Trish Dolla donated $50 and said, "Good luck Steve, I wish you all the best :)"
03/18/12
Nick Thomas donated $300 and said, "Such a worthy cause from a friend with a warm heart. I will be cheering you on from the sidelines with your mentor 'mr goggins', good luck!"
03/18/12
Ian, Rachel and Matthew Healey donated $100 and said, "Good luck, Stevie."
03/18/12
Mark Taylor donated $50 and said, "All the very best Steve."
03/18/12
Someone donated $100 and said, "Good luck mate"
03/17/12
Balochi Sondhi donated $50 and said, "Good Luck Steve!! Balance on completion...which I have no doubt you will...and don't believe anyone who says I bet otherwise :)"
03/15/12
Giles Gunesekera donated $50 and said, "Good luck you crazy man!"
03/15/12
Matt Mansfield donated $50 and said, "Good luck with your extreme fundraising"
03/13/12
Ian Phillips donated $200 and said, "Well, well, well, looks like the start line isn't far away now. Good luck and take it easy!!"
03/11/12
Willis donated $50 and said, "Good luck Steve! Make sure you put some sunblock on..."
03/08/12
Fariba donated $10 and said, "Good luck!"
03/05/12
Sam donated $200 and said, "Excellent cause Steve - all the best"
03/04/12
Peter Martin donated $50 and said, "Good Luck, remember to wear a hat!"
03/04/12
Andre donated $150 and said, "Best wishes for a very worthy cause"
03/04/12
Michael Le Hanie donated $100 and said, "Good Luck Steve. A worthy cause."
03/04/12
Stephen Oei donated $50 and said, "Good luck Steve! Very inspirational! Your efforts have inspired me to try to run my first marathon this year, so I will be running with you in spirit all the way."
03/04/12
Marj Kozlowski donated $250 and said, "Good luck!! We'll be watching your blog...."
02/19/12
Nicholas Hardcastle donated $50 and said, "A great cause..Good Luck"
02/14/12
Chris and Elspeth Tuite donated $500 and said, "Congratulations on such a wonderful achievement! Good Luck and enjoy!!!"
01/23/12
Someone donated $100 and said, "Good Luck!"
01/02/12
Someone donated $100 and said, "Great cause and amazing way to raise money for it!"
12/04/11
Someone donated $100 and said, "All glory comes from daring to begin!"