Posted: by Abby Friday, 29 March 2019 @ 10:22
Ambie lives in a village in Ethiopia where access to
water is dangerously scarce. She is just 10 years old, but instead of going to
school, she spends her days walking to collect water for her
family. Ambie dreams of becoming a nurse, but until she has time for
school this will remain a dream.
Without access to water, women and girls across the world
are left with no choice but to spend their days walking for water. Instead of
going to school or work they risk their personal safety to trek for miles to
the nearest water source, to collect water that isn’t even clean.
“In my community, women have to walk 12 km each way to get
water. There is always a line and it takes two to three hours to fill all
my jerry cans, lifting buckets out of the borehole.”
– Zenaba Abderrahaman, Chad
To help these women, Team Mantra is taking part in Care International’s “Walk in Her Shoes” campaign from 5th – 12th May. Members of
our team will be walking 10,000 steps every day in solidarity with the women
who walk so far every day, sacrificing so much to simply get water for their
community. And we think you should join us!
Care International works to build wells and water pumps
closer to rural communities so that women and girls don’t have to spend their
days walking for water. By signing up to “Walk In Her Shoes” you can help
improve access to water, sanitation and hygiene for more women and girls in the
world’s poorest countries, giving them the opportunity to break free from the
poverty cycle and the chance of a better future.
We’ll be posting about our “Walk In Her Shoes” journey on
social media, so you can keep up with our progress there! We hope you’ll join us in walking 10,000 steps, or whatever is manageable for you.
You can also support Care International with our “Empower” necklace – 25% of the sale price goes to the charity, helping them continue
with the amazing work they do.