Our family is participating in the Walk-With-Water Challenge in the Run for Wells fundraiser on May 28, 2011. The fundraiser is put on by Hope International and the money raised will go to help the people of Gewada in southern Ethiopia in their efforts to cap a mountain spring to bring clean water to their village.
We will be walking 3K as a family while carrying 11L (25lbs) of water. The staggering truth is that it is common for young children to carry 25lbs of water for hours a day for their families – instead of being in school. As you know, the country of Ethiopia is close to our hearts and we’d love it if you’d consider sponsoring us.