6k For Water (2019)
On Sunday, 5th May thousands of people joined their efforts and solidarity by participating in the most important international race for the access to clean water, the Global 6k For Water, which apart from being held in Madrid, also took place simultaneously in different cities throughout Spain and in more than 20 countries all around the world.
About the project
The “Global 6K For Water” race is the most important event for drinking water worldwide. The scarcity of water and deficient sanitation are the greatest causes of child malnutrition and other life-threatening childhood diseases. More than 1,000 minors die every day due to diseases caused by the lack of drinking water and all around the world, 838 million people do not have access to drinking water.
About the race
The “Global 6K For Water” aims to reduce the distance for children in their search for water so as to give them the opportunity of having a more dignified life. It is special not only due to its supportive nature, but also because of its significance distance. 6 kilometers is the average distance many boys and girls need to walk every day to fetch clean water in many regions around the world. There is also a 10 kilometer route with the same track as the mythical Water Race.
What role do we play?
The We Are Water Foundation made it possible for the kilometers covered by the 2,000 runners that participated through the Kinendu application, both before and during the race, to be transformed into a donation for the project carried out by the Foundation in collaboration with the NGO World Vision to rehabilitate the water systems damaged in the eruption of the Fuego Volcano in Guatemala