A South African-born professional tennis player based in the United States is using his name to help children in developing countries.

Johan Kriek is the founder of the Global Water Foundation. The newly created organization is drilling a well in Ndolwa, Uganda, that will provide clean water to six thousand people -- including a school that serves over one thousand children.

The project is in the beginning stages. Kriek explained to VOA English to Africa reporter François Nsengiyumva: ?We started the Global Water initiative with the idea of providing clean water to third world children and at the moment we are focusing on Uganda and South Africa.?

He says his group is planning fund-raising events to raise money for similar projects.

Kriek says the foundation is at the beginning stages; the idea, he says,  is to reach a point where the Global Water Foundation will be able to award grants that can help people worldwide.

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