Join us for a walk to HELP FIGHT DROUGHT in the countryside near Washington, DC,
to raise money for the Dagara
people to get water.
This year's fundraising walk is May 10, 2014 at Morven Park in Leesburg VA.
In Burkina Faso and in many countries in Africa women & children walk for miles each day to carry water for their villages. Many of the creeks and hand-dug wells contain disease and dry out during dry season. Drought kills the crops, the animals and starvation drives many villagers to the cities threatening their ancient and natural way of life.
There's good news! Clean sustainable sources of water have been found.
Walking for Water is a fundraiser — created by teenagers in Leesburg, VA — for the benefit of indigenous people in Africa. Join us for a walk to HELP FIGHT DROUGHT in the countryside near Washington, DC, at the Morven Park Equestrian Center to raise money for the Dagara people to get water.
Wisdom Spring, Inc.
Walking for Water
Leesburg, VA 20178
For more information, e-mail: Susan Hough
In 2004 Kristen Karinshak a sophomore from Heritage High school in Leesburg, VA learned that in the villages of Burkina Faso, West Africa, mothers and children have to walk up to 6 hours with heavy jugs on their heads to get water for their families, she decided to take action. At age 15, she co-led her first fundraising event by organizing 15 teenagers to start Walking For Water.
The first year we built five wells for the Dagara people. Today, Walking For Water has raised over $150,000 for the people of Burkina Faso to help drill water wells. The wells provide clean sustainable sources of water. Today, with the support of generous people like you, we have put in 22 wells. With the continuous drought situation, we need more wells to diverge from the remaining water sources that often contain disease. During her trip to Africa, Kristen also learned that there are droughts of many kinds: of medicine, of education and of rain. Drought kills the crops, animals and people. In addition, starvation, lack of schools and medicine drive many villagers to the overcrowded, poverty-stricken cities, which could destroy the entire culture.
Walking For Water is devoted to giving the waters of life to the indigenous villages. At Wisdom Spring, we combine village wisdom with Western drilling technology. We funds wells, medicine, education and more. The goal: to reclaim the land and the rich culture that sustains indigenous culture.
Join us for a walk in the country at beautiful Morven Park Equestrian center to raise money to bring resources to the indigenous people of West Africa.
Heritage High Club teenage members plan to increase their commitment by raising $100,000!
|Date & Time|| Saturday,May 10, 2014 at 8.30am — We will walk RAIN or SHINE.|
Pick up T-Shirts and turn in your fund-raising contributions starting at 7 am.
|Location|| Morven Park’s Equestrian Center|
41793 Tutt Lane
DIRECTIONS TO MORVEN PARK EQUESTRIAN CENTER:
|Walk Distance||10K (6.2 miles) or 5K (3.1 miles)|
|Volkssport Credit||This walk is sanctioned by the non-profit American Volkssport Association (AVA), a member of the international Federation of Popular Sports (IVV); those who register and participate are eligible for credit toward IVV Volkssport Achievement Awards.|
|Registration Fees|| $20 per adult|
$10 per student 18 & under
|Deadline/How to Register||There are three ways to register:
THINK ABOUT THIS
BE A PART OF PRESERVING AN INDIGENOUS CULTURE AND CHANGE LIVES FOR GENERATIONS TO COME.