From Dallas to Chicago, Phoenix to Nashville, Blood:Water supporters have had the opportunity to walk a mile in someone else's shoes. These "Water Walks" have offered advocates an invitation to take part in a one mile and back walk to collect water in their own cities. These walks are based on the recognition that every day, thousands of young Africans must hike miles a day just for access to water. Furthermore, children whose daily chore is to collect water, are often left with no time to attend school. On top of the heavy loads and certain risk of illness from drinking contaminated water, it is estimated that over 40 billion work and school hours are lost every year in Africa to the act of fetching clean drinking water.
By joining in solidarity with people in Africa, walking the distance to your nearest natural water source (like a pond or stream) and bringing water back, you can walk for water so someone in Africa doesn't have to. However small this gesture may be, for many it has been a galvanizing and implicating experience, bringing our understanding of our neighbor one mile closer and our love, perhaps, one mile stronger.
"I haven't been able to stop thinking about yesterday. My son and I shared an experience together that was so deeply memorable and significant that I have had trouble getting my head in the game today." - Matt B., Grand Rapids, MI
Water Walk Campaign Kit
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