On Saturday 15 September 2012, walk for water so others don’t have to.

Why Do It?

This summer, we’re trying to do something amazing, and we need you to be part of it.

We want to bring clean, safe water to 134,000 people in some of the poorest communities in rural Malawi.     

By walking as part in Coast Along on the 15th of September you will be directly contributing towards life changing water projects in Malawi.  What’s even more amazing is that any sponsorship money collected before September 18th will be DOUBLED by the UK government as part of WaterAid’s Big Dig programme.  

Currently in Malawi 1 in 8 children die before their 5th birthday and average life expectancy is just 52.  Mothers like Janet from Bokola village have no choice but to give their children dirty water which can make them sick and in Janet’s case contributed towards the tragic death of her son.

Janet is 39 and in addition to losing her four year old son, water-related diseases have taken the lives of her niece and uncle.  Her 11 year old son is currently suffering from dysentery. She knows that regular sickness and spending precious study time collecting water is affecting her children’s education and their chances of a good future.   

 “Clean water would change the lives of my children. There would be no more dying of water diseases. I want all the children to be safe and able to get good clean water.”

Every 20 seconds a child dies as a result of dirty water and poor sanitation. You can help us stop another child dying, by signing up for Coast Along for WaterAid today.

Walk for water so others in Malawi don’t have to.

See the huge difference your fundraising will make here.