BENEFITING: FRESHWATER PROJECT INTERNATIONAL INC
EVENT: Walk for Freshwater
EVENT DATE: Oct 08, 2016
Heidi Rickels wrote -
HELP US PROVIDE WATER TO CHILDREN IN MALAWI, AFRICA!
Can you imagine getting up early in the morning to fetch water for your family from a dirty stream, then walking miles and miles home with a heavy bucket, and then having to go to school? What if your school did not have a bathroom or clean, private place to use the restroom? What if you couldn't wash your hands? In Malawi, Africa, this is the reality for millions of students at schools in rural areas throughout the country. Young children are charged with retrieving water for their household, often several times a day. This leaves little time for school. If latrines are not available, children have to go to the bathroom outside. Because of these challenges, water-related diseases are spread. But YOU can help change this reality! Our event, the Walk for Freshwater, is a fundraiser to provide water and sanitation to five schools in Malawi.
SET UP TO RAISE FUNDS: Individuals and teams can register to Crowdrise funds for the Walk for Freshwater, and participate on Oct. 8th in the walk and simulation of a day in the life of a Malawian student fetching water. Create a FUNDRAISER and join us!