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About The Story

After a trip to Ethiopia, a ten year old boy showed me what it was like to collect water for his family. Upon returning home, watching my children swim in a neighbor's swimming pool, I thought that the boy in Ethiopia had never seen as much clean water as my kids were splashing on one another. 

Illustrator Jerry Bennett & I teamed up to create the first book of the series, which was published and sold over 1,000 copies. A 10 year old in St. Joseph, Missouri read the book and began her own walk for water, raising enough money for 4 water wells around the world. 

Kids get it. If you present them with a problem, they present solutions. Where adults will tell you how something will fail, children offer themselves. Offering yourself to be a solution is how the world is changed. 

Coloring Page for $5 Backers from I Walk For Water
Coloring Page for $5 Backers from I Walk For Water

About The Books 

  • I Walk For Water 

We are reprinting our first book in this series! With over 1,000 copies sold, we need to get this book back into print.This book tells the story of an African boy who daily walks to find water. To date, close to one billion people lack access to clean water. It has been presented to classrooms, church groups and children's groups to spread the message of eradicating the global water crisis soon. 

Book Cover For I Walk For Water
Book Cover For I Walk For Water
  • I Walk For Freedom 

I Walk For Freedom follows a Syrian refugee family as they are leaving their home in Aleppo, destined for Paris. The book details the importance of family in the midst of hard times and the belief that love and good people conquer all. 

Jerry drawing I Walk For Freedom
Jerry drawing I Walk For Freedom
  • I Walk For Chocolate

We all love chocolate, but most of us do not know where and how cocoa beans are harvested. Supplying over 1/3 of the world's cocoa bean production, the Ivory Coast often uses children as workers. 

This book details our love for chocolate and the process of growing, harvesting and processing cocoa beans. It also teaches young readers how to recognize the fair trade symbol and why its existence is vital to global purchasing. 

We have already been planning and storyboarding our Stretch goals. Our passion for seeing kids change the world is so deep, we believe there are many more stories in this series for us to tell. 

Image from I Walk For Freedom
Image from I Walk For Freedom

Thank you so much for your support! 

Hugs and all our love,

Jerry & Lindsey

Risks and challenges

There are challenges that face every project, but we believe that there are very few risks with this project. Our production and shipment company is renowned for their work and the only delays that could be an issue would be shipping from overseas. These issues are accounted for in our estimated completion dates for each project and we do not foresee such an issue arising.

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    Thank you so much for your support! Along with all the virtual hugs and high fives we can send you, you will also receive exclusive backer updates!

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    E-Book Coloring Page-I Walk For Water

    You will receive to your email inbox a coloring page from the book I Walk for Water, the first book in the series.

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    1 HARDCOVER COPY & 1-EBOOK

    Choose from one book in this collection and Receive one hardcover copy of your choice of one book in the series and the corresponding ebook. Free domestic shipping.
    If your choice of book is I Walk for Water, then the delivery time will be April of 2017.

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    School Sets- 4 Books of Each Title

    Give the gift of these books to a school! This level of reward will all you to give 4 copies of each book in the series. That means 4 copies of I Walk For Water, 4 copies of I Walk For Freedom and 4 copies of I Walk For Chocolate. You will also receive all three ebooks in the series.

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