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Talk about giving back for your birthday! Will Smith and Jada Pinkett
Smith, who in 2010 used their birthdays to raise $109,000 for charity:
water, a non-profit organization which brings clean water to developing
nations, have taken it one step further.
The couple just visited Ethiopia with charity: water and inaugurated a clean well for a village of 400.
Spotted smiling at each other while receiving gifts from grateful
villagers, the two witnessed the construction of a brand-new well in the
Maego village, Tigray, and even manned the organizations new drilling
rig, Yellow Thunder. The celebration for the new water supply was made
complete when the Smiths danced and sang along with the community.
"Our trip to Ethiopia with charity: water was an incredibly eye-opening
and authentic experience," said Smith in a statement. "It was
extraordinary to meet and spend time with the people of Tigray and to
see first-hand how clean water changes everything for these
The Smiths also raised an additional $789,000 for charity: water by promising to take the top donors with them to Ethiopia.
Ethiopia, the most populated landlocked country in the world,
still has 50 million people who live without clean water. If you'd like
to learn more about the Smith's mission to bring water to Ethiopia.