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Walk for water: Your 6K vs. theirs

6K is the average distance round trip women and children in the developing world walk for water — water that is often contaminated with life-threatening diseases. How far is 6K? Compare a 6K here in the U.S. to a walk for water in Africa.

From the Field

How’d they do that: Make a reusable menstrual pad

Globally, girls in developing countries often miss school while on their periods. By missing class for up to a week each month, it often leads to them dropping out altogether. World Vision works with Sesame Workshop to help change that by teaching both boys and girls how to make hygienic reusable menstrual pads so girls can still attend class while on their periods.