WALKING FOR WATER 2012, May 12, 2012

LEESBURG, VA (WUSA) --- Locals walk to help people in Africa get access to the world's drinking water.

Watch the video as JC Hayward speaks with two local teens who are part of the 9th annual Walking for Water.

The walk will raise funds for wells in Burkina Faso, one of the poorest countries in Africa. Because of the continuous drought, women and small children walk miles daily to find clean water with which to bathe, cook and drink. Over the past 8 years, teens have raised over $240,000 and built 26 wells in Africa.

Walking for Water, starts 8:30 a.m., Saturday, May 12, 2012 at Morven Park Equestrian Center.

Details and registration can be found here.

Get the global picture for Walking for Water.

Written by: Elizabeth Jia
9NEWS NOW & WUSA9.com


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