We were notified of a new app to hit both the Apple and Google app stores with one mission – to get us walking and in turn to help support a new clean water project in Africa.
The ‘One App’ is from ethical spring water brand One Water and promises to fund a clean water project in Africa after 65 million steps have been tracked collectively.
We love the idea and with the NHS recommending that walking 10,000 steps a day could significantly help to improve your health, there are huge benefits both for everyone taking part in the challenge, as well as for the people desperately needing clean water in Africa.
The One App comes complete with a built in pedometer so that all steps are automatically tracked, together with the amount of time you’ve spent walking and the total distance covered. You can then brag about your achievements by sharing directly on Facebook or Twitter.
Based on the target of 65 million steps, this equates to just 6,500 people worldwide walking 10,00 steps in one day. The project in Africa that will be funded if this target is met is in Turkana, Northern Kenya. The region is facing one of the worst droughts on record and is a stark reminder that worldwide, close to 1 billion people don’t have access to clean drinking water.