2 years, 7000 miles, 1 Mission: CLEAN WATER.

Nearly 1 billion people don't have access to clean drinking water.

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From January 2012 – August 2013, Amy Russell and Aaron Tharp walked 5000 miles across Africa to raise awareness and funds for the clean water projects. We recognize that bringing safe water to everyone is the first step toward eliminating extreme poverty worldwide. We are raising funds for charity:water, which uses 100% of the money for clean water projects, working with grassroots organizations in the poorest countries around the world to create long-term, sustainable solutions to this global crisis.

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The walk originally was planned to be 7000 miles and continue to Cairo, Egypt, but because of health issues and looming civil unrest, the trip was cut short in Addis Ababa. We celebrate the 5000 miles, the clean water that was given, and the opportunity to move back home safely.

See the “coming home” articles on Amy (AP & Evangelical Covenant Church)

If you feel led, we would also ask that you would please still consider donating to the work of charity: water.

We keep the site up so you can read our stories and learn about the clean water crisis.

Amy Russell is available on a case-by-case basis for speaking events. Please contact her directly if you would like her to speak at your event.

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About Walking for Water

Amy and Aaron walked the entire distance from Cape Town to Addis Ababa. Marty supported them by driving the Land Rover full of supplies for the South Africa-to-Mozambique portion of the journey.

Amy and Aaron walked the entire distance from Cape Town to Addis Ababa. Marty supported them by driving the Land Rover full of supplies for the South Africa-to-Mozambique portion of the journey.

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Our focus is on clean water because we see clean water as the first step to ending extreme poverty in the world. And we’re not alone in that thought.

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Text messages from the walking team to the support team enabled Walking4Water to update this map as Amy and Aaron walked. You can click on each map point to see what they were thinking/feeling/experiencing in different locations!

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