6K for Water


Team World Vision staff members celebrate at the finish line of the Global 6K for Water at Gas Works Park in Seattle on May 6, 2017.  

At just one site in Seattle, more than 1,000 people walked, ran, pushed strollers, and carried 40-pound jugs of water to raise money to bring clean water to children in Africa who desperately need it. In 18 countries around the world nearly 28,000 people were doing the same.

They raised enough money to bring clean water to more than 34,000 people.

Why 6K?

6K, a little more than 3.7 miles, is the average round-trip distance women and children in the developing world walk for water — water that is often contaminated with life-threatening diseases.

And they often make that trip more than once a day!

Maybe they climb up steep hills or over rocks, slide down a steep gully, or circle around thorn trees. There may be snakes and bees or people who want to rob them, or worse — lying in wait along the way.

Just think, 34,000 people can scratch that dangerous walk off their daily agenda. For the walkers and runners worldwide who joined them on May 6, that’s a mighty satisfying outcome to a 6K stroll.

Photo©2017 World Vision, Andrea Peer



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