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Race to Rise: Running for Access to Sanitation and Clean Water for Women in West Sulawesi

On March 13th and 14th, 2021, 767 runners successfully completed the #RacetoRISE challenge to realize proper sanitation and clean water facilities in 3 villages in Mamuju and Majene, West Sulawesi, which had been affected by the earthquake in January 2021. The earthquake that occurred in Mamuju and Majene, West Sulawesi has forced tens of thousands of people to flee. Thousands of houses, infrastructure facilities, and many other buildings were damaged. These runners dedicated their steps as far as 8KM and 8 Miles to ease the burden on women, the elderly and people with disabilities in the affected areas. The results of the fundraising will be used to build facilities in the form of 52 toilets, 26 units of washing facilities, and repair and installation of waterlines to support these facilities, in Kayu Angin Village and Mekatta Selatan Village, Majene, and Takkandeang Village, Mamuju. This event was held to commemorate World Women’s Day.