1. Sign up: Register to walk/run to lift the burden from another. Each $39 registration will pay for a water filter for an entire family! Get excited about making a real difference by sharing #mywalk4water
  2. Share: Spread the word about the global water crisis and ask your village (your friends, family, coworkers, or business team) to help you make a difference. Share your goals on social media #mywalk4water. Participate in our pre-event challenge and post a video.
  3. Raise money: Create a team or raise money as an individual. Every team or participant who raises $500 before 9 PM MST Saturday the 12th of September will be entered to win a Family Humanitarian Expedition. Donate Now!
  4. Get gear: Receive your t-shirt and special bib in the mail. Wear your shirt on race day as a reminder that every registration gets us one step closer to a world where everyone has access to clean water. 
  5. Join in the event: On the week of September 6-12 gather your village from wherever you are. Show us how you’ll walk or run by posting your pictures #mywalk4water Register

We believe in a world where clean water is a reality for everyone. Walk with us to make that happen.

Women and children in the developing world walk an average distance of 4 miles per day to collect water. Access to clean water is perhaps the single most powerful tool for sparking economic growth that humanity has ever known.

Nearly 1 in 10 people worldwide live without clean water. Or, twice the population of the United States. The majority live in isolated rural areas and spend hours everyday walking to collect water for their family. Not only does walking for water keep children out of school or take up time that parents could be using to earn money, but the water often carries diseases that can make everyone sick. Now more than ever before…during this pandemic, clean water is essential to stop the spread of disease. Access to clean water means education, income and health – especially for women and children. Clean water changes everything!

How water changes everything:

HEALTH

Diseases from dirty water kill more people every year than all forms of violence, including war.

43% of those deaths are children under five years old. Access to clean water and basic sanitation can save around 16,000 lives every week.

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In Africa alone, women spend 40 billion hours a year walking for water.

Access to clean water gives communities more time to grow food, earn an income, and go to school — all of which fight poverty.

Empowerment

Clean water helps keep kids in school, especially girls. Less time collecting water means more time in class.

When a community gets water, women and girls get their lives back. They start businesses, improve their homes, and take charge of their own futures.

Imagine your life without access to clean water!

Could your village give the gift to another village? Every day millions of people around the world suffer from the lack of clean water. Imagine the impact your village (your friends, family, coworkers or neighbors) could make on people’s lives.

Your efforts make a real difference

Every dollar gets us one step closer to a world where everyone has access to clean, safe water.

WE CAN DRILL A LIFE-SAVING BOREHOLE FOR ABOUT 75% LESS COST THAN MOST OTHER NGO’S, ALLOWING US TO PROVIDE THIS MOST BASIC NECESSITY FOR LITERALLY PENNIES PER PERSON.

The success of our water program, however, lies in realizing that drilling boreholes or providing water filters is only about 30% of the solution. The most critical step in providing water sources that will remain in operation for a lifetime lies in community education.

When a community is evaluated and identified as a possible recipient, the groundwork is established through education before drilling ever begins. The community is taught and demonstrates an understanding of the value of clean water and the health and economic benefits it brings.

Villagers are also taught about sanitation through proper handwashing and how, combined with a clean water source, it can eliminate 95% of illness their family currently experiences. Community health trainers are identified and taught these principles so that they can continue to teach within the community and within the schools.