Children make the long walk home with containers of polluted water they scooped from holes they dug in a dry riverbed. (Note: Cheru out of the frame in these photos.) Carrying a tea kettle, Cheru Lotuliapus, 5, (wearing red skirt and green shirt) walks with other children twice a day to dig for water in a dry riverbed in West Pokot, Kenya.  A first-year kindergarten student, she carries water to school and returns home by way of the waterhole to refill her kettle. With other school children, she walks more than 6km a day for water.

West Pokot County
Location: Ptoyo; sublocation: Kesot; village: Chepoyotwo
Sook program area

2018 Global 6K for Water: Run with Us!

Photo Credit: Kathryn Reid for World Vision Inc.

Join the UW Freshwater Initiative at the 2018 Global 6K for Water on May 19, 2018 in Gas Works Park!

WHAT: Global 6K for Water

WHEN: May 19, 2018

WHERE: Gas Works Park, Seattle, WA

Six kilometers is the average distance that people in the developing world must walk for water -water that isn’t always safe for human consumption. By running 6K with us on May 19, you might take those 6K away from someone in need. Each participant’s registration fee provides life-changing clean water for one person around the world.

Interested in running with other Freshwater students? Email to join the team.