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Out for Africa

The pubs and restaurants on Stone Street in Lower Manhattan are this Saturday, May 14, teaming up in their annual street party to raise funds for the Irish-founded aid organization Self Help Africa.

A fifth of all takings from the day will go to Self Help Africa projects which include towards digging wells for poor rural communities in rural Africa.

Last year, enough was raised on Stone Street to allow Self Help Africa to dig two wells for poor rural communities in Togo, and to bring a water supply to 6,000 people there.

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The establishments behind event are Adrienne's Pizzabar, Beckett's, Burger Burger, Biergarten, The Dubliner, Mad Dog and Beans, Pizza Pizza, Smorgas Chef, Stone Street Tavern, Ulysses, Vintry and the Waterstone Grill.

The proceeds from the day will go this time to the provision of wells for rural communities in Burkina Faso in West Africa.

Wells provide more than water. They allow a community to grow food, sell their produce, and trade their way out of poverty," said a Self Help Africa spokesman. The street party begins at noon.