Hello, everyone, and thanks for visiting my page! My name is Anthony Finley, and I'm planning to return to Tanzania from August 6th to 19th to embark on another water project. This will be my fourth trip in 5 years, and I'm extremely excited to be going back. Last year, I was fortunate enough to bring my 16 year old cousin Savannah along with me to Tanzania for the clean water project. It was her first trip outside of the US, and I was amazed to see how well she took to traveling in such extreme conditions, and never once complaining. She fully immersed herself in all of what was asked of her, and I couldn't be prouder of her. As some of you might know, water is a very scarce resource in parts of Tanzania. The women that fetch the water typically have to travel great distances multiple times a day to fetch water from either a natural spring filled with bacteria, mosquitoes and dirt, or from a well that is in great need of repair. I've seen firsthand how difficult of a trek it is to carry a huge bucket of water on top of your head in the blazing sun for 20 minutes. Believe me, it's not easy! A lot of time can be saved if there's a well built closer to the village. The organization I work with, E.P.I.C.(Everyday People Initiating Change) has been making the trip to Tanzania for a decade. I was fortunate enough to make my inaugural trip in July of 2012, and it has completely changed my life. Seeing the effect that water has on an entire village is something I can't put in words. It's absolutely amazing. The $4500 that I'm hoping to raise by July 6th will go towards the costs of my team's in-country expenses. These include travel within Tanzania, lodging, food, project costs(materials, testing, labor, implementation), training (educators, training materials) Team leader payment, as well as funds to cover 5 years of maintenance for each water project. This amount also includes my round-trip airfare from NYC to Tanzania. I hope you find it in your heart to give to such a great cause. Thanks for your time and consideration. Maji ni maisha! "Water is life!" Please visit epicthemovement.org for more information.