Health Care and Water for 7,000 Gambians

by Riders for Health
Jul 25, 2007

Turn $50 into $5,000

In June, Riders for Health participated in the first ever GlobalGiving FilmFest – a unique video competition designed to raise awareness of GlobalGiving projects and connect them with the support they need.

More than 12,420 people watched the videos - a major step in raising awareness for the issues these projects address – and we would like to say a big thank you to everyone who took the time to vote for our project, ‘Health Care and Water for 7,000 Gambians’.

Now, thanks to the generosity of one of GlobalGiving’s most valued partners, eBay, three of the projects featured in the FlimFest are to benefit from additional funds to support their life-saving work. The idea is simple – GlobalGiving will log the donations received by the FilmFest projects until 11.59PM EST on Friday July 27, and the projects with the top three donation dollars will receive an additional $5,000, $3,000 or $2,000 from eBay. These funds are only available to the projects that submitted content for the GlobalGiving FilmFest. To find out more, visit:

In Africa a child dies every 30 seconds from malaria, even though a simple mosquito net could mean the difference between life and death. Please help Riders for Health to reach more people in the Gambia with the regular health care they need to beat ill-health and poverty, by making a donation today and spreading the word to friends and family! Remember, you only have until July 27, 11:59 PM EST to make your donation count!

To find out more about the project, and to make a donation, please visit:

Thank you!



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Organization Information

Riders for Health

Location: Chicago, IL - USA
Riders for Health
Project Leader:
Andrea Coleman
Chief Executive Officer - Finance
Daventry, Northamptonshire United Kingdom

Funded Project!

Thanks to 114 donors like you, a total of $9,348 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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