Water. When you hear the word, you probably imagine a cool,
clear liquid. Many African children think water is milky or brown. March 22, World Water Day, reminds us that
many people around the world don’t have access to the gift of fresh, clean water. In
alone, over 340 million people lack access to safe drinking water. Women and
children walk miles every day for one jerry can of polluted water teeming with
waterborne diseases. This doesn’t have to be. Africare has been working hand in
hand with rural communities for over 38 years to build wells, install water
pumps, irrigate crops and backyard gardens, create fish ponds, dig canals and
develop every way possible to give access to the simple life-sustaining gift of
fresh, clean water.
In observance of World Water Day, on March 26 Africare is
screening of a riveting documentary, “Running the Sahara,” which chronicles the 111 day trek of three runners across the
The willpower, discipline and endurance of these three human beings exposes the
remarkable strength and stamina of the Africans who meet the challenges of this
unforgiving landscape every day, in particular their need for water.
On March 26, at 6:00 p.m,
at the American Film Institute (AFI) in Silver Spring, MD Africare is
screening of Running the Sahara, a documentary which chronicles the 111 day trek of three runners across the
We hope you will join us for an informative and moving evening regarding the Water Crisis in
as seen through the challenge of Running the Sahara.