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Walk for Water

Challenge yourself to walk 4, 8 or 12km a day. Walk where you can, when you can, and raise funds to help make clean water normal for everyone, everywhere.

Walk for the millions of women and children who walk distances like this every day to get the water they need to survive.

All distances reflect a walk that women and girls around the world have to take each day to reach water. Women and girls like Karimatu, Khushnahar and Hawa.

When you Walk for Water, you’re helping to give Karimatu, Khushnahar, Hawa and others across the world the power to change their own lives, forever.

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Three simple steps

Taking part in Walk for Water is simple

  1. 1 - Choose your goals
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    and set your targets. Choose your distance and fundraising goals. We recommend aiming for £150 as a starting point.

  2. 2 - Share
    Share your fundraising page with your friends and family so they can sponsor you to reach your target and track your progress.

  3. 3 - Walk for Water
    From 1 March, walk for water every day for a month – it’s flexible where and when you want to walk. Track your miles on Strava or through our manual tracking on your fundraising page.

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Karimatu carries a bucket of water on her head, Nigeria.

Walk 4km a day for children like Karimatu

Getting a steady water supply will make me happy and I will do other chores to help my family if there is water readily available in our house.

Walk for girls like 17-year-old Karimatu. The sixth of 12 children in her family, Karimatu lives in a remote village in Nigeria. She has to walk to collect water every morning, taking three trips to the stream, which means she is often late for school.

Khushnahar and her son carry two water cans, Bangladesh.

Walk 8km a day for women like Khushnahar

Walk for women like Khushnahar, a mother. She lives in a hilly area of Bangladesh, near the border with India. For Khushnahar, access to clean water is a challenge due to the nearby river drying out. Due to the number of walks each day to get water, women in her community often suffer from severe pain in their backs, hands and muscles.

14-year-old Hawa carries a large bucket of water

Walk 12km a day for girls like Hawa

On our way to fetch water from the river, we make a couple of stops to rest. The source is very far. It is the reason why I report late to school.

Walk for girls like Hawa, 14. Hawa lives in a remote village in Malawi and walks thousands of steps a day to fetch water – a journey she's been making since she was just seven years old. With a water source in the village, Hawa would no longer need to wake up so early every day, and wouldn’t miss classes at school – helping her fulfil her ambition to become a nurse. She is sure that having clean water would change her life greatly.

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