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Hope 4 Kids International raises $16K during the Walk 4 Water Norterra fundraiser

Walk 4 Water funds provide clean drinking for families in need

Staff Reports | Digital Free Press

Water 4 Kids International, a division of Hope 4 Kids International, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization working to provide clean water to children and families who are suffering through extreme poverty and disease, hosted its Walk 4 Water fundraiser Sunday, March 5.

The effort, Hope 4 Kids representatives report, is in partnership with Hope Church and Elevate Coffee Co.

With over 140 participants walking the 2-mile trail, Hope 4 Kids International raised $16,742 — surpassing the $12,500 goal, according to a press release.

These donations are being used to fund a clean drinking water borehole in the remote village of Bilton Forest, Uganda. The organization is still welcoming additional donations to hopefully fund another well for the Bilton Forest Village and School, the release states.

The well will be drilled next to Bilton Forest High School, where schooling is interrupted each day by the student’s two-mile trek to retrieve drinking water from a marsh, the release states.

Clean water is one of the best ways to prevent diseases in remote villages in which a minor ailment could be fatal. In addition to drilling deep water wells, Hope 4 Kids International also provides these communities with hygiene and sanitation education.

Also, as well as operation and maintenance training. When properly installed, these wells can last between 30-50 years with little to no maintenance.

“Together we can empower the students and families, along with neighboring villages, to transform their lives through the life-saving gift of clean, safe water,” said Angie Simon, Hope 4 Kids International VP of International Development.
Walk 4 Water participants walked this course as individuals and as a team. Many posted their progress on social media and shared the impact with friends and family using the hashtag #W4WNORTERRA.

Walk 4 Water fundraising supports the nonprofit’s international efforts to provide clean drinking water and deliver long-term solutions.

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