This March, stand with women and girls globally by taking on the Walk for Water challenge.
Around the world, women and girls are being held back by having to walk 5km or more for water every day. Taking away their hopes for the future as they miss out on paid work or school.
Show solidarity and walk the same distance to help change this. Walk 155km over the month or 5km every day – and raise funds - to make sure no woman or girl is held back by a lack of clean water.
Sign up today, raise £5 and receive a pair of blue laces:
Step 1: Sign up on your own, with a team, or your school.
Step 2: Share your fundraising page with your friends and family.
Step 3: Aim to walk 155Km over the month or 5Km every day. Track your distance via Strava app or manually on your page.
Complete your Walk for Water challenge at a pace that suits you. You can reach your distance in as many or as few days as you like. Do a few kilometres each day during the week, or go for some long walks on the weekends. The choice is all yours!
Taking part as a team is a great way to stay motivated. You can create a team right from your own fundraising page, you’ll then be able to send this new team page to your teammates who can join the team from there.
Your team page will let you see how much each team member has raised and how far each of you has walked for your challenge. Challenge your teammates to go that little bit further and see who will walk the furthest!
You'll all get matching Walk for Water shoe laces too!
Your target is to raise £150.
Around the world, women and girls are being held back by having to walk 5km or more for water every day – denying them vital opportunities to earn, learn, and take control of their futures.
Show solidarity – and raise funds to help change this – by walking 155km, the equivalent of 5km a day, over the month.
Stand with women like Shama
Walk for women like Shama, who was forced to live in a roadside shelter in the district of Badin, Pakistan, following the unprecedented floods. Shama and her family had no access to clean water due to the flooding which destroyed their home. Shama walked every day to collect drinking water, for everything else – washing up, bathing and laundry - dirty floodwater was their only option.
Walk for girls like Novia and Sandra
Walk for girls like Sandra, 14, and Novia, 13, who live with their parents in the remote village of Maumeta Liquiçá, Timor-Leste. In the dry season, every morning they wake up at 3am to start the three-hour round trip along steep mountain paths to fetch water from the river. Carrying two full jerrycans each is exhausting, and, despite rising before dawn, they’re late to school most days.
When you sign up, your very own bespoke Walk for Water fundraising page is created for you.
This is where you can keep track of your activity tracking and fundraising, all in one place. You can set up a profile page – adding an image and personal story – and start earning virtual badges and climbing up our distance and fundraising leader boards.
You can also share your profile page with friends and family, so they can see the amazing challenge you're undertaking – as well as the progress you’re making - and show their support by making a donation.
Why did I Walk for Water? It's a heartbreaking reality that in many communities it's girls and young women who bear the burden of collecting water. Having to walk miles every day and giving up education and healthcare just to get something we all take for granted - it's not right. And it's not fair.
So, I took part in Walk for Water to support all those that don't have a choice but to walk every day just to fetch water. Apart from the odd ache and pain I've loved walking every day. The tranquility and mood-boosting nature of walking is perfect! Glynn Trow, WaterAid supporter
Take on the Walk for Water challenge so that others don't have to.
WaterAid will support you every step and every kilometre of the way.
Good Luck - happy walking and fundraising!