Why Get Involved?

Everything you need to know about Walk in Her Shoes

What is Walk in Her Shoes?

Walk in Her Shoes is a free fundraising and team-building challenge for CARE Australia

Women and girls in developing countries walk an average of 6km every day to collect water, food and firewood for their families. Put yourself in their shoes, step up to the challenge and raise money and awareness for CARE Australia’s vital work.

This is a flexible challenge you can do in your own time between 16-29 October 2017. When you sign up your business, each team member can choose their own challenge to suit their ability – walk or run between 10km and 150km, and take the challenge over a day, a week or a fortnight.

How you help

Many women and girls in developing countries walk more than 6km every day to collect water for their families.

By completing the Walk in Her Shoes challenge and getting friends to sponsor you, you can raise funds to support CARE Australia’s vital work that helps reduce the distance women and girls have to walk by providing clean water close to home. This means girls can spend more time in school, women can earn an income and together they can help their communities step out of poverty.

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Why Women and Girls?

Women and girls can help whole communities escape poverty

We put women and girls at the heart of our work. Their access to equal opportunities represents a powerful and effective opportunity to end extreme poverty.

Women and girls bear the brunt of poverty. More girls than boys are out of school, more women than men are out of work, and women die needlessly during pregnancy and childbirth every minute of the day. We believe supporting women and girls is one of the most effective ways to create sustainable outcomes in poor communities.

When one woman escapes poverty, she will bring four others with her. Our approach means including women, not excluding men.

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Could you carry 20 litres of water?

On average women and girls in developing countries walk 6km every day to collect water, carrying 15-20 litres per trip. When Lyrian from CARE Australia visited Malawi, she decided to Walk in Her Shoes…literally. Watch Lyrian’s attempt to carry a bucket of water on her head!

Who is CARE Australia?

CARE Australia is a leading international aid organisation that works around the globe to save lives and defeat poverty. We know we cannot overcome poverty until all people have equal rights and opportunities.

When you support CARE, you can be confident you are supporting one of the most effective organisations of its kind. CARE works at a grassroots level with communities to empower them to create positive change in their own lives – 90 cents of every dollar spent goes to CARE’s programs.