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DAVE EGGERS MAXINE HONG KINGSTON ROGER HOUSDEN

DAVE EGGERS, MAXINE HONG KINGSTON, ROGER HOUSDEN AND OTHERS WILL PARTICIPATE IN A BENEFIT FOR WATER FOR KENYA.  AT FORT MASON, THURDAY, MAY 1 AT 7PM.  TICKETS ARE A VERY REASONABLE   $30.  FOR MORE INFO GO TO

FORTMASON.ORG OR CALL 415-345-7575

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Good job!

I have some good friends who drill wells in Kenya and other East African nations.  It's amazing what a well will do for a village.  One of the elders said, "With water we can do anything."   It's amazing to see how schools and hospitals and farms will spring up around just one well.  It's traditional to actually enclose the pump with a little shrine or chapel.  It's an all week celebration when a well starts up.   This is probably the most cost effective aid any westerner can do for Africa...as well as a lot of third-world countries.  With clean water, they can grow food, most diseases go away on their own, and it's the best thing one can do.

With water we can do anything.

 

Eric