The walk for water
charity:water + The Papua Expedition
I'm back on the Island of the Gods for the Balinese new year, Nyepi. It’s a quick hiatus from The Papua Expedition. I've made it nearly 500 kilometers from where I started, and I promise I'll start to send more frequent updates.
But, there is something else I'd like to send you today. It's not an update.
March 22 is World Water Day.
In honor of that, I wanted to bring more awareness to charity:water's cause. It is an organization I have a lot of faith in.
For many of us, clean water is just a few steps away: accessible at the turn of a faucet. For others on the opposite side of the world, it's the alternative — a day dominated by disruptive, dangerous walks just to reach an unclean water source for the most basic human needs.
My message to you, regarding this, is all about time.
The time we lose. The time we waste. The time we want.
You probably live thousands of miles from the rural communities I walk through on my journey. Because of this, you might never witness the global water crisis first-hand, or walk miles for dirty water like millions of women and girls around the world.
But the weight of time — and the reality that there’s just not enough of it — is something we’ve all experienced.
Ending the walk for water isn’t just about time saved, it’s about time spent on everything that makes life better. Without the walk for water, women and girls gain an average of 70 minutes in their day. Time to learn or lead or socialize. Time to pursue their goals.
Imagine what you could do with an extra 70 minutes each day. How much longer and richer life could be. Now, imagine losing 70 minutes each day on something as basic as the walk for water.
There are 18 million Indonesians that lack access to safe drinking water.
The Papua Expedition supports the 771 million people in the world without sanitary water. Please consider giving — all it takes is $40 to bring clean water to an individual for life!
For more info, you can read here.
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