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Chico's Walk 4 Water continues to help African nations drink clean water

The 10th annual Walk 4 Water takes place Saturday at 8:30 a.m. at One Mile Park in Chico.

The money raised provides African villages with access to clean water.

The walk is interactive, as participants are asked to bring a bucket. During the walk, buckets are filled with water from Chico Creek, and walkers carry it the remaining distance to simulate what villagers do today to have clean water as they don't have wells.

Sky Adams, who founded the walk ten years ago and travels to Africa regularly, said the walks have made a huge difference.

"When water comes to a village, it transforms it," said Adams. "Within three years, you'd hardly recognize the village."

"They're healthy, they're growing crops, they're involved with micro-enterprise," Adams added. "They can thrive instead of survive."

Anyone who has not preregistered should show up Saturday at One Mile Park at 8 a.m. for the walk, which begins at 8:30 a.m .

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