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The Samburu Project Walk for Water

Posted on: May 3rd, 2019 by The Village Doctor

The Samburu Project is again coordinating a Walk for Water, and is supported by many members of our Woodside community including Bob and Martha Falkenberg and Matt and Doretta Bonner. Why help? Enable women in Africa to have a health, education and a voice. Women in the Samburu region of Kenya walk an average of 6 hours a day to retrieve available (dirty) water for their families. Many of their daughters walk with them and do not attend school. Both factors lead to women being second class citizens. In addition, water-borne diseases frequently cause illness and death, particularly affecting babies. The Samburu Project has drilled over 100 water wells, serving over 100,000 people. In our well communities, the number of girls attending school has tripled. Women have time to work, making crafts or tending gardens or other businesses that the wells have enabled. Health across the entire population improves dramatically. All of these improvements empower women.

Please join the Walk for Water at Runnymede Farm Friday morning, May 10th (we hope to have a record 100 walkers!) Please join the Walk for Water at Runnymede Farm Friday morning, May 10th (we hope to have a record 100 walkers!) Tickets are $50 and an additional $100 is requested as a fundraising goal. Price of your ticket includes; lunch, t-shirt, and other surprises. Purchase your ticket or donate here. Please give $20, $50, $100 or whatever your heart tells you. EVERY DOLLAR HELPS! Our goal is $15,000 and we are halfway there.

Dr. Eric Weiss