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Register to lift a burden from another. Each $39 registration will pay for clean water for 10-20 people for the rest of their lives, and each participant will receive a race day bib and shirt! Participation details are on the registration page. Post your goals on social media #walk4water and join the Walk 4 Water Facebook community.

Raise Money

You can donate to an existing group, make a general donation, or set up your own donation page. On the week of September 5-11 (or before) gather your village from wherever you are to help us in raising funds to change lives. We have gathered some tools to help you. Join our community on the Walk 4 Water Facebook group.

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. That is about 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.