theirwateryourwalk

 

Join us as we walk here in the Quad Cities or in your own community to support life-saving, clean water for those who live in Niger, Africa. In this rural, sub-Saharan desert there is little access to clean water, leading to illness and death. Because of this issue, one child dies every 20 seconds from the effects of contaminated water. The global water crisis has far reaching effects. Walk with us in solidarity with the people of Niger.

 

Our GoalIMG_6171

Our goal is for each team to walk the 6,000 miles between Moline, IL and Niger, Africa so that we too can walk for clean water. While this distance may seem long, by sharing the experience with our teams of 20, we can work towards a healthy future for ourselves and Niger.

Many people already walk nearly 10,000 steps or 5 miles every day.

If each team member of 20 walks 10,000 steps a day, the distance becomes much more manageable. Likewise, if each of us takes a step towards creating a sustainable change in Niger, a real difference can be made!

 

How can walking here create a difference in Niger?

If each person asked a friend, coworker, relative, or other supporter to sponsor their team’s efforts for just a penny per mile, they could easily raise $60.

At 20 people per team, the sponsorships would reach $1200! If we can register 20 teams, we could raise $24,000!

These gifts would be used to build and maintain wells, purchase supplies, create educational opportunities, and train the villagers to maintain and build wells. In this case, even a penny makes a drastic impact.

 

Registration

Register online or by downloading this form and returning it to:

Wells 4 Wellness

1804 28th Ave

Moline, IL 61265

Once you register, download the materials below to help you track your progress!

 

Learn More Sunday, March 6 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Please visit with us at Milltown Coffee, 3800 River Drive in Moline, IL. We’ve planned a fun evening with entertainment, desserts, American and African food, and a silent auction. Come network and practice walking to Niger. The event is free and open to the public. We hope to see you there!