WalkForWaterELCA World Hunger’s Walk for Water is an opportunity for youth and adults to experience firsthand what it is like to carry a 5-gallon jug of water (41.5 pounds) through a simulated water collection experience. Throughout the simulation each person follows one of four “stories” to guide them along the track. Along the way, participants are confronted with different obstacles that help them realize some of the struggles those walking for water may encounter.

This guide is intended to help you set up your own, do-it-yourself (DIY) Walk for Water experience. The set-up is based on how ELCA World Hunger designed the track at the ELCA Youth Gathering, but you are encouraged to be creative in your context!