Walk For Water

This fall, join WaterAid as we walk to give people the power to change their own lives, forever. Gather your friends and family and walk for the millions of women and children who walk up to 12km every day to get the water they need to survive.

1 in 10 people don't have access to clean water close to home. Challenge yourself to walk 1km, 2km or 4km a day to help change this.

All distances reflect a walk that women and children around the world have to take each day to reach water. When you Walk for Water, you’re helping to give women and children the power to change their lives, forever.

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Taking part in Walk for Water is simple

  1. 1 - Choose your goals
    Sign up and set your targets. Choose your distance and fundraising goals. Need help getting started - click here for a step-by-step guide.

  2. 2 - Share
    Share your fundraising page with your friends and family so they can sponsor you to reach your target and track your progress using our printable calendar.

  3. 3 - Walk for Water
    From now until October 16th walk when you want and where you want to support WaterAid Canada. Track your distance using the integrated Strava app on your Fundraising page, or using our printable calendar.

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Adolescent girl, Tiyamike, holding a large container of water on her head.
WaterAid/ Dennis Lupenga

Walk for children like Tiyamike

Walk for children like Tiyamike, 14 years old. She lives in a remote village in Malawi. She has to walk to collect water every morning, which means she is often late for school. Tiyamike walks around 4km a day for water.

A woman. Marjory, holding a bucket of water on her head.
WaterAid/ PATH/ Chileshe Chanda

Walk for mothers like Majory

"I descend the hill and walk to the water source. It takes me 40 minutes to draw water. The journey is harder when returning home uphill while carrying a bucket full of water. Clean water is life and I'm sure our lives will be better with it."

Walk for women like Majory, 37, a mother of three. She lives in a mountainous village in the Monze District, Zambia. For Majory, access to clean water is a challenge. She does the strenuous uphill trip around six times in a day to make sure her family has enough to use.

Women standing near water with basket.
WaterAid/ Vlad Sokhin

"My daughter and I go to the water source every day to collect water. I get tired walking with the jerry cans. I feel sad because of the daily routine that I have to go through to have water."

Walk for women like Felisberta. Felisberta, 57, is a grandmother. She lives in a remote village in Timor Leste. Felisberta’s community has a long uphill walk mostly along a rocky dried-up river bed, which is challenging underfoot. It’s a 4.8km round trip just to get water.

Show the world you're making a difference this #WalkforWater