The Turkana people are an unreached, nomadic tribe living in the desert of northwestern Kenya. There are half a million people living in extreme conditions. They live in a dry and barren land with daytime temperatures reaching 50 degrees Celsius.
They lack food, water, medicine, and education. The women walk up to 50 kms a day to carry 20 litres of contaminated water back for their families. The children exist on a diet of boiled maise flour and water, most of them eating only once every 2 days. 80% of all hospitalizations are due to waterborne diseases. Life expectancy is approximately 40 years. They call themselves the forgotten people...
But they are not forgotten! With your help, we are bringing clean water to the Turkana. Join us this year and let's continue the amazing work that is happening in Kenya.
Run at your own pace with options of a 3k, 5k, or 10k run. Create a team, join a team, or race as an individual. You can also run a personal fundraiser for The Water Run online. For more details about the race and registration, click here.