Alongside a pond in Rwanda once roamed the legendary “Big Five” animals of Africa. Today, dominion of the pond belongs to creatures that are smaller but even deadlier — bloodsucking parasites, mosquitoes, and snakes. Eight-year-old Esther hates the pond, her only source of water.
Chicago-based HOH Water Technology has a stake in the water game, but its president, Tom Hutchinson, also wants to help end the global water crisis through participation in the World Vision Global 6K for Water.
Find out how your generosity brought clean water to Cheru and her community in Kenya. Cheru appeared on the cover of the spring 2017 World Vision magazine and her story also headlined the Global 6K for Water in 2017 and 2018.
Now that 6-year-old Cheru and her family have clean, fresh, running water near their home, life is better in so many ways. Clean water supports their community’s health, education, livelihoods, and spiritual growth.
Most people will walk the 6K, some will run, some will push strollers, and a few crazy athletes will do the 6K while carrying a heavy jerrycan full of water! Whatever you choose, training can be a great family fitness activity.
Kim and Mendy revel in the impact each person makes by hosting or participating in World Vision’s Global 6K for Water. In 2017, Mendy had hoped to get 10 people to sign up. In 2019, she and Kim aim to get 500 participants to raise $15,000 for clean water.
There’s nothing more essential than clean water, yet a global water crisis means people are struggling to access the quantity and quality of water they need. As the leading humanitarian provider of clean drinking water in the developing world, World Vision plans to reach 50 million people with clean water by 2030.