Local students’ Walk for Water raises $15,125 to build well in Kenya

Community members came together in Del Mar Mesa for the first annual Walk for Water.

Local students Emma Reeves and Mia Goldman teamed up to put on the first annual Female Athlete Volunteers and Friends Walk for Water fundraiser in Del Mar Mesa. On May 3, the girls successfully met and exceeded their goal, raising $15,125 to help Maranatha Volunteers International build a new well for clean water in Kenya.

FAV girls Walk for Water. Courtesy

In addition to raising money, Emma and Mia also hoped to raise awareness about the trek that many Kenyan women and girls go through daily in order to have water to survive.

At the event, participants experienced what that trek is like by starting at Elizabeth Rabbitt’s ranch in Del Mar Mesa and walking a half mile to Duck Pond to fill their empty buckets and carry them back.

Members of Female Athlete Volunteers, Emma is a senior at Torrey Pines High School and Mia is a freshman at Canyon Crest Academy. Rabbitt, their neighbor, is a frequent volunteer for Maranatha in Kenya.

Walking for Water in Del Mar Mesa. Courtesy
Pouring water into the bucket back at the ranch. Courtesy
Mia Goldman, who helped planned the event, gathers water from Duck Pond. Courtesy
Torrey Pines senior Emma Reeves helped plan the Walk for Water. Courtesy

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