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Walk in Stevens Point to raise clean water awareness

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STEVENS POINT (WAOW) -

Imagine walking in the footsteps of a villager in Africa carrying large containers of water every day. For people in Stevens Point Saturday, they didn't have to imagine it.

The event is called the “Wellers Walk.”

Saturday was the first time the event has been held. It's purpose was to help bring clean drinking water to villages in Africa.

Sam Dinga is an organizer whose sister passed away after drinking bad water. Participants walked about a mile with the containers of water in their hands.

"We're trying to bring the experience of how woman and children go and collect water that they use for their daily activities," Dinga said.

The event was hosted by "Makah Water for All." The foundation hopes to build 40 wells all in honor of Dinga's sister's age.

 

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