The Gahanda-Rwego Water Project will bring clean water to 2,750 people. Currently the local inhabitants walk significant distances to obtain water from small springs and water pools that are not clean. When complete the project will have 11 tap stands (fountains) spread over 5.5 kilometers.
More than 3,600 runners registered for the run today, raising enough money for the Austin-based Gazelle Foundation to help at least 6,400 people get access to clean water in Burundi, one of the poorest countries in the world.
Austin has clean water again, but millions of Africans do not. You can help change that just by registering for the 2018 Run for the Water. Make a short 5K run, a longer 10-mile run, or bring your family to the Kids K in beautiful downtown Austin Nov. 4, and you can change someone's life forever.
And if you don't want to run, you can still support water for Burundi, Africa by giving directly to the Gazelle Foundation.
You can give clean drinking water for life to someone in Burundi, Africa just by registering for the 2018 Run for the Water, in either the 5K or 10-mile race.
Runners of all ages and experience levels are invited to take part in this inspiring Austin event which since 2006 has helped bring clean drinking water to more than 92,000 people in Burundi, one of the world’s poorest nations.
Join us in Austin on November 4, at Run For The Water. Learn how you can run and help transform lives at the same time.
Check out the race that Austin Runner Magazine calls best in the city, a “crown jewel and must-do event for beginners and veterans alike” and is the marquee event for The Gazelle Foundation. Join us November 4, 2018, for the 12th annual Run For The Water 5k, 10-miler, and Kids-k on a spectacular scenic route, in the heart of Austin.
Gilbert Tuhabonye describes Run For The Water to get YOU excited to join us on a spectacular scenic route in the heart of Austin. Run For The Water is race number two in the Austin Distance Challenge.
In Burundi the number one cause of death is water-borne illnesses such as typhoid, diarrhea, hepatitis A, schistosomiasis. The HEINEKEN Africa Foundation investment of $57,747 helps to tackle this problem. As part of our stewardship of the HAF grant and in support of our operating values, the Gazelle Foundation is pleased to share the following update based on the key success indicators identified for the project. Together we are transforming lives.
With great joy, we announce the completion of three more water systems. The handover to local residents means 3,800 more people have access to as much water as they need.
For perspective that's water for more people than the number of students enrolled at several Austin area high schools: Austin High School 2,262, Del Valle High School 3,003, Lake Travis High School 2,699, Vandegrift High School 2,257, Westlake High School 2,655.