Walk a Mile in Her Shoes

In recognition of World Water Day, March 22, the African Well Fund is challenging supporters to walk "A Mile in Her Shoes" by participating in a penny fundraiser. The organization's goal is to collect a mile's worth of pennies (84,480 pennies, or $844.80, lined up makes a mile) in honor of those who have to walk miles each day to get water.

Each day in Africa, millions of people, particularly women and children walk for miles to get water. The chore of fetching water is no small task; water sources are sometimes miles away and the trip is sometimes made multiple times a day; water is heavy--a gallon of water weighs 8 pounds, women and children regularly haul 40 pounds of water per trip; very often the nearest water source is not even a clean one.

From March 17-23, AWF is asking supporters to pledge to donate pennies (or dimes, quarters or more) for their daily water usage. Participants can place containers like empty coffee cans or water bottles near toilets, sinks, water fountains and water coolers and encourage everyone to donate whenever they use water from that source.

Participants can download labels to place on their containers.

Anyone can participate in this penny fundraiser. Participants can download AWF's "A Mile in Her Shoes" kit for more information and fundraising ideas.

Visit www.africanwellfund.org to take the pledge or sign up on Facebook at www.facebook.com/AfricanWellFund.

Collected donations may be sent via check to African Well Fund, P.O. Box 9486, Schenectady, New York 12309 or online at www.africanwellfund.org/donate.html. Be sure to note "A Mile in Her Shoes" fundraiser on your check or in the comments during checkout.

Please sign our page below if you are participating in our fundraiser!

(We have 5 people walking a mile in her shoes)

Walk a Mile

Heckuva good job. I sure aprpeciate it.
Walked by Maliyah on January 27, 2016 4:05 PM


I'm saving my pennies for AWF!
Walked by Devlin on March 18, 2013 6:16 PM


I will be walking a mile on March 23 here in Southern California. Join me!!!
Walked by Julie on February 25, 2013 11:40 AM


I'm walking a mile in her shoes because I am so very grateful for the clean water have access to in my daily life!
Walked by Diane on February 25, 2013 7:46 AM


I will Walk a Mile in Her Shoes!
Walked by Laura Page on February 23, 2013 10:40 AM