301 Shannon Dr SE
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
North Kitsap High School
1780 NE Hostmark St
Poulsbo, WA 98370
Silverdale Waterfront Park Gazebo
8801 Washington Ave NW
Silverdale, WA 98383
Theler Community Center
Belfair, WA 98528
Mary Ann Huntington Children’s Park
707 Sidney Pkwy
Port Orchard, WA 98366
251 Lebo Blvd
Bremerton, WA 98310
Because 1.1 billion people in the world don’t have access to clean water. In Burkina Faso alone, 3.4 million people don’t have access to clean water! And only 19% of the country has access to a sanitation facility. Over 20,000 children under 5 die each year in Burkina Faso from water related diseases! The average sub-Sahara African walks up to five miles a day to get to water clean or not. The good news about these statistics is we have the power to change this! What can we do to change this?
We can Walk for Water! It is about walking in the shoes of sub-Sahara Africans for one day, raising money, and building awareness to end this epidemic! Walkers will raise or contribute a minimum of $100 to participate. Then, walk 2.5 miles to get a 5-gallon jug of water and carry it back 2.5 miles.
The walk for water that used to take everyone here three hours, now takes 15 minutes. And the water is safe to drink.
You use the extra time to tend to your home and children. You spend time making extra income to help feed your family.
Your kids spend more time in school instead of walking for water. They become teachers, doctors and lawyers.
Surrounding communities learn how water changed your village. They get connected and the cycle starts again.
“Water is an astonishingly complex and subtle force in an economy. It is the single constraint on the expansion of every city, and bankers and corporate executives have cited it as the only natural limit to economic growth.”
– Margaret Catley-Carlson, Vice-Chair, World Economic Forum