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The Marathon Walker


Are you familiar with Siabatou, a woman from The Gambia who walks long distances every day to get water for her family? Like her, many women in Gambia must walk the equivalent of a marathon to reach safe water.

Last year, Siabatou joined the Paris Marathon and captivated the crowds by walking with a 20 kilo water container on her head. She was there on behalf of Water for Africa, a non-profit which builds boreholes in her village.


Learn more about Water For Africa and the real walk for water

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