A few feet to the sink? A few blocks to the store? How about a few miles?
Every day, millions of people in developing nations spend hours walking to collect water for their families, missing school and opportunities to make a living.
Access to clean water is a huge issue in the developing world and at least 2.6 billion people – 41 percent of the global population – do not have access to any sort of basic sanitation system. As a result, millions suffer from dehydration and life-threatening diseases that claim the lives of thousands each day.
Each year we host international 5K walks to raise awareness about the global water crisis. In order to experience the difficulty of providing water for an entire family, participants are encouraged to carry buckets of water on their 5k journey. Friends and families gather at our two locations (San Diego and London) to raise funds in support of PCI’s efforts to end poverty worldwide. It’s a celebration of the power of community that includes musical entertainment, vendor booths, and hours of fun for the whole family. Sign up today!
Can’t come to the walk?
Even those who are unable to attend the event can donate or start their own fundraising campaign. Learn more here.