Furman's annual Water Walk to raise money for Guatemalan village

The public is invited to attend and participate in Water Walk 2015. Students will accept tax-deductible donations and $5 sponsorships to support the effort.

TRAVELERS REST, S.C. – Later this month, participants in the annual Furman University Water Walk will carry containers of water around Furman’s Swan Lake, simulating the everyday experiences of people in developing countries around the world.

The Water Walk is run by the non-profit group Agua del Pueblo, and was founded to bring assistance to 160 Guatemalan families who need a water source in order to live on the land that they own. Since its inception, over $40,000 has been raised, and volunteers are already working to install the main pipeline to bring water to these areas.

Open to all ages, Furman will host the Water Walk, now in its fourth year, on March 28 from 1 - 5 p.m. Shirts will be sold on-location, with all proceeds benefiting the Guatemalan families.

Video: In 2011, Furman hosted a course in San Lucas. When the students returned to campus, they pledged to raise money to bring water to the residents. The video above is from a trip to the village in 2013. (Read more here.)

For more information, visit the Furman Water Walk website here.

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