Five Gallon Challenge

People across the nation are taking the Five Gallon Challenge to help #endthewalk for unsanitary water in Africa! Check out their stories, follow the water jugs, and maybe even take the challenge yourself!

Every gallon you carry ends the walk for an entire year for a person in Africa!

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The Cause

There’s a water crisis in Africa. Millions of people don’t have access to clean water, and must spend hours each day fetching water that is almost guaranteed to bring sickness and death to their village.

We can end the walk

Find out how we’re solving the problem for good.

About our cause

How It Works

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Fill it with 1 to 5 gallons then walk one mile with the jug to experience the walk that Central Africans make every day!

Find your jug on this site then report your completed walk. Check out your jug stats and earn fun badges!

Find your jug

Hand them the jug and commit to donate $5 for every gallon they carry, which ends the walk for one person in Africa for a year!

Tag your photos with #5gallonchallenge

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Earn Badges!

Check out the badges you can earn for your jug! These will appear on your jug page (you’ll have to submit a photo to prove you’ve earned them!) Disappointed that someone already earned the badge you wanted to earn for your jug? Not a problem, these sweet badges level-up, so earn that badge again, and try to set a record for the most number of badges on your jug!

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An african village of 500 people spends over 1,700 hrs/week walking to fetch dirty water. That sucks. #5gallonchallenge

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