This is my second time running a 1/2 marathon. I thought once would be enough. But every time I take a drink of clean, filtered water I think of the Pokot women who have to walk for hours to gather water from a diseased, muddy waterhole. I think of the children who can't go to school because they are sick from drinking dirty water. I think of the village that struggles to survive.
Then I think of what I can do. I can turn on the kitchen faucet and quench my thirst. I can go to school every day to teach my students who can refill their water bottles at the drinking fountain in the hall. I can run, and I can help the Pokot. So I will run again, and not just because I love to run- yes, I do!- but also to hopefully make a difference.
The first time I ran the half marathon, I probably made a bigger difference in my own life than in the lives of the Pokot. But this time, I run solely for them. This time I run with a purpose. This time I run with HOPE- hope for clean water and hope for the Pokot!
What can you do? You can provide hope and clean water by donating here!
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