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In January, I embarked on a solo row across the Atlantic Ocean! After 2,500 miles and 70-100 days alone at sea, I have become the youngest person ever to row an ocean solo and the first American to row from Africa to South America. But this row is about something much more important: safe drinking water. Unsafe drinking water is the leading cause of sickness, disease and death worldwide ― but it's a problem that, working together, we can solve.

Thanks to your fantastic donations and smashing the last $60,000 fundraising target, we’ve set one more new one! The new goal of $84,510 works out as $30 (i.e. clean drinking water for life for one person) for every one of the 2,817 miles from Dakar, Senegal to Georgetown, Guyana, the route that I has just rowed.

To join me in helping the billion people around the world who lack access to safe drinking water, click here.



Oh welldone dear beautiful lady, you are doing great for us all. May God continue to strengthen and bless you! Amen

Olutosin Oladosu Adebowale
Founder/Project Coordinator
Star of Hope Transformation Centre
512 Road
F Close
Festac Town


jadefrank's picture


Congratulations Katie!

You are an inspiration to us all and we have enjoyed following your courageous journey. Please keep us updated on the continuation of your work for clean drinking water worldwide.

Warm regards,

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Congratulations!!!!! and thank you thank you thank you, for following your convictions and passions to make this world a better place. You have superceded the fund raising goal. Amazing. Your belief that clean water is so important, that you decided to make a declaration of it by sailing the Atlantic. You amazed and inspire me to live a better life each day. To find ways to change this world today.

I must say, that it is so exciting and incredible, this amazing journey that you've completed. I want to just say that from my own personal experiences of challenging journeys (nothing of this caliber, of course, :) just small journeys and challenges I've encountered) the true test of it all, is the low moments. The lonely moments, the frustrating times, when you want to throw in the towel. When you doubt. I think the testament of true courage is staring these doubtful moments in the eye, and making it through them. I am sure you had a few on your solo journey across the Atlantic. Congratulations sister, for finding the passion in your soul to complete this journey, and for finding strength in the lonely moments. For remembering the reasons and convictions for which you chose to take on this beautiful journey. YOU. INSPIRE. ME. I wish you a million more amazing journeys in the years ahead.

Be Well!

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... and thank you for taking such a great cause. you are inspiration, please continue to bless and be blessed!

"And when we speak we are afraid our words will not be heard nor welcome, but when we are silent we are still afraid. So it is better to speak remembering we were never meant to survive." -- Audre Lorde

Nusrat Ara's picture

Great Going girl. Keep up the

Great Going girl. Keep up the good work.


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You are amazing...congratulations for the great feat, and the amazing work you are doing....We are all with you...

Wish you the very best!


Khushbu Agrawal

Kula V. Fofana's picture

The lady in you!

Well done Katie!

We are all with you keep the focus!!!

K.V. Fofana

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