This past weekend our family participated in the Walk for Water.
The event raised $5400 to provide clean water and sanitation programs to rural Uganda.
It was a beautiful day for a walk.
There was lots of information posted to bring awareness to the dire need for clean water in Uganda.
Buttons were made of the children who each person or family was walking for.
It was such an awesome visual to remind us that we are walking for the health of these kids and their families.
Families and neighborhood groups came together. People carried buckets of all sizes and weight.
We started walking
and kept walking
When we got to a calm part of the river we hiked down under the overpass and filled our buckets up with water.
And then we carried the buckets filled with water back on the same path we just walked
With each step we labored
We adjusted our buckets
We sloshed water
We stopped to rest
We came up with new techniques to ease the burden
With each step we became more aware of the work that has to be done every day in an effort to get water.
Water that isn't even clean and most of the time isn't even safe to drink.
Water that runs freely from faucets in our homes and comes squirting out of our refrigerators at the touch of a button.
Clean water can cut a communities child mortality rate in half.
We walked for the children
We walked for the families
We walked for the community