Walk 4 Water
The average African walks 5 miles a day for water, majority of them are women and children. The journey is dangerous and most of the water gathered is unclean. Unclean water spreads illness and diseases that affect millions of Africans each year. In Burkina Faso more then 24,000 children die each year from drinking unclean water. The purpose of Walk for Water is to raise money to build wells. Wells built mean clean drinking water for thousands of people. One well will provide clean water to more then 2,000 people. All net proceeds will go towards building wells.
This December of 2013, newlife raised over $40,000 for wells in Burkina Faso, and in January of 2014 the first well was dug.
To donate or look at ongoing efforts in Burkina Faso, visit Walk in the Light International’s website.