I Carried 5 Gallons of Water for 2 Miles | World Water Day 💧

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  • Michelle Khare
    Michelle Khare  Year ago +1996

    Good morning friends and happy world water day! I know that this video is different but I hope that you enjoyed and learned something. Please consider donating to our well project as it would mean the world to me! : www.waterundergroundproject.org/michellekhare

    • _qveen _diana
      _qveen _diana 24 days ago

      i really want to help and donate something but, i am just a kid, i don't have any credit cards or bank cards which i could use to donate :( but at least this video showed me how fortunate i am. By watching this video moved me to cherish whatever i have and not to waste water. Thank you for that

    • Nini Mengen
      Nini Mengen Month ago

      Michelle Khare I am seeing your video today, I admire u, the chalenges that u make, make u grow as a person and feel what the other people feels because we always thing that we don’t have enough but we have other people that don’t have nothin comparing to us. I am Mozambican and I am 16years and I did it sometimes when I was in Xai-Xai was hard the water was orange and has salt on it, was hard to drink without any treatment but there didn’t have no other water. I think God because I live in Maputo and I doesn’t have to pass for this and my family did all to me have a grate life. God Bless u, Be grateful and Congratulations

    • op killer
      op killer Month ago

      Y 2 miles just dinate money

    • Abigail Peck
      Abigail Peck 2 months ago

      Michelle Khare support the thirst project, they try to put money to build wells in periphery countries

    • Beckie
      Beckie 2 months ago

      Hello! My 68 year old mother is doing a half marathon to help people in Africa get wells dug. I would greatly appreciate it if you would help her get donations for this cause!
      www.teamworldvision.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donate.participant&ParticipantID=160336

  • Sandra Kaiser
    Sandra Kaiser 3 days ago

    The problem is : Nestlé

  • Sandra Kaiser
    Sandra Kaiser 3 days ago

    I wonder why the men aren't carrying those gallons of water in certain countries

  • Vijay Iyer VJ
    Vijay Iyer VJ 9 days ago

    Science help the poor please...

  • Bria Hampton
    Bria Hampton 9 days ago

    This was amazing and one day I want to do this, but I don’t have many streams of water where I live , especially in harder terrain. But this was a beautiful video to watch

  • Theresa Rivers
    Theresa Rivers 13 days ago

    This was such an emotionally video for me to watch. Thank you

  • Ani
    Ani 16 days ago +1

    This is what I call a TheXvidr 💖💖❤️❤️

  • I'm not okay
    I'm not okay 17 days ago +1

    I just got an "Water is life, make it fun" ad....

  • Tom Legrady
    Tom Legrady 18 days ago

    One liter of water is 1 kg, by definition, aka 2.2 pounds. So 20 liters weight 44 pounds, the same as your luggage allowance on an airplane flight.

  • Sarah Baker
    Sarah Baker 18 days ago +1

    I went to Africa for a few weeks and I went to some of the poorest countries there and on the side of the road we saw adults and kids walking on the side of the road carrying huge jugs of water on there heads and only a handful of the people had shoes on.

  • Ookashay
    Ookashay 18 days ago +1

    How about you spend less than a dollar to get a lid for the container. And then spend another dollar to get some strings to attach to the container to make a backpack that is easy to carry. And even better how about you invest money in the short term to buy pipes to distribute the water and save tons of time and hard work.

  • Elva Stroud
    Elva Stroud 18 days ago

    Omg America does not realizei how lucky were are

  • cyka blyat
    cyka blyat 19 days ago

    I thought I’d see kids commenting commenting “isn’t that the gun from apex”

  • Spammerts Niet Welkom
    Spammerts Niet Welkom 20 days ago

    Hey lovely people :)
    I was planning to donate to this amazing fund, but noticed you were required to pay by creditcard. Creditcards aren't really a thing in my country, so I don't have one that I would be able to donate from. I also don't have a PayPal account. Does anyone know if there's another way to donate, so I can still contribute?

  • Grace Yael
    Grace Yael 23 days ago

    thank you for sharing your experience ,this is what we gotta do survive ,and we are always hardworking

  • Juju bee
    Juju bee 23 days ago

    When you cried about being above to use a faucet, I broke down sobbing. That shit was real and I'm definately going to donate more than I have because water is very important

  • Nashpai Lucy
    Nashpai Lucy 24 days ago +2

    Am from Africa...u doing this..showing the world what we do every day is everything...Thank u

  • Matthew Wright
    Matthew Wright 26 days ago

    423 Gallons per day? My local water bill has the usage, and the average neighborhood usage, and I live in a place that requires outside watering if you want to keep anything alive. A *high* month for me is 3000 gallons, which is more like 100 gallons / day. And that's in a 2200 sqft house with a yard and everything. At the eight of summer that might go up to 4000 gallons with outside watering. Another important fact is that I pay nearly $100/month for that water.

  • Safina Marishka
    Safina Marishka 27 days ago

    Why haven't i seen this before, thats how i fetched water on my grandparents house ,wheii was young , sometimes we used to borrow a donkey cart to help us its was tough and difficult in Kenya

  • Dean  Jones
    Dean Jones 27 days ago

    When you grow up doing something and seeing others doing it, and you don't know any other way of life, you just do it. What Michelle put herself through is admirable, but people raised with the comforts of modern-day urban living, despite how fit they may believe themselves to be, can't hold a candle next to people in rural parts of the world.

  • Dean  Jones
    Dean Jones 27 days ago

    When you grow up doing something and seeing others doing it, and you don't know any other way of life, you just do it. What Michelle put herself through is admirable, but people raised with the comforts of modern-day urban living, despite how fit they may believe themselves to be, can't hold a candle next to people in rural parts of the world.

  • Frida Colberg
    Frida Colberg 27 days ago

    You should do a video like this with 4Ocean and try to clean the ocean with them. It could open peoples eyes of how much plastic is thrown in the ocean.

  • Alize Perkins
    Alize Perkins 27 days ago

    okayyyyy

  • Mary Mikel
    Mary Mikel 28 days ago

    God Bless you and them in Yashua's name.

  • A Estrada
    A Estrada 29 days ago

    Makes me appreciate the running water a few feet away, let’s keep those in mind through charity

  • SheHoldsOnTillMay
    SheHoldsOnTillMay 29 days ago

    Not eating meat saves a lot of water aswell 💚

  • Jeffrey Jimenez
    Jeffrey Jimenez Month ago

    Michelle khare your a fucking Loser a bum ass bitch

  • Alyssa Selph
    Alyssa Selph Month ago

    This is a really good soft fact video.
    Hard facts are when people are in your face about it, telling you to feel horrible. Soft facts are when they reach for your empathy, and you truly feel horrible (for a good reason and in the right way.)

  • Nompumelelo Magadla

    I am from South Africa🇿🇦🇿🇦🇿🇦, and before the introduction of taps this was me everyday, twice a day. There are still people in other parts of SA who still don't have access to clean water who still undergo this process too. Thank you Michelle for showing how hard it is to do this. Well... I am off to subscribe to your channel now, great content! ❤️❤️

  • Grell Michaelis
    Grell Michaelis Month ago

    I’m just gonna go run my faucet for a minute

  • Anna-Louise Drejer
    Anna-Louise Drejer Month ago

    I took a 15 min shower before watching this video, and now I feel awful.

  • BTSvjung :lol
    BTSvjung :lol Month ago

    I want this to be a trend and I want everyone to do it! I’m going to try it

  • Keke B
    Keke B Month ago

    All the dislikes are rich people 🙄( most rich people)

  • Tin Tin
    Tin Tin Month ago

    I'm from the Philippines and i started fetching water when i was seven.

  • Chrissy Jijon
    Chrissy Jijon Month ago

    Just watched your video for the very first time! And even though it's from last year I went and donated. Hoping it'll help in some way. This is beautiful and I agree with the other comments that this is the type of videos that should be trending and have millions of views. But no, very stupid and silly stuff like James Charles thing that has 49 million views and this one not even a million, it's just very hard to believe.

  • EFlatMajor
    EFlatMajor Month ago

    Thank you for showing us this hard reality and putting yourself in their shoes, you truly are an amazing and caring human being.

  • c h a r l o t t e
    c h a r l o t t e Month ago

    truly inspiring... within the first few seconds, I felt the need to make a change!

  • Zoey Is funny
    Zoey Is funny Month ago

    TODAY IS THE 1 YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF THIS VIDEO HAPPY BIRTHDAY VIDEO ( *BTW I LOVE YOU AND YOUR VIDEOS* )

  • Izbizboo112 64
    Izbizboo112 64 Month ago

    this sent out a wonderful message, thank you

  • DamienTheDork !
    DamienTheDork ! Month ago

    I really want to do this now

  • Eurenice Houndjahoue

    Also if this video has touched you, be mindful next time you turn on the tap to brush your teeth, or shower or wash your dishes. You don't need to let the water run the entire time. Remember it is a valuable resource that shouldn't not be wasted

  • Eurenice Houndjahoue

    I think kids here should have that experience, with smaller buckets. That way we would ensure that the next generations will value our natural resources more, and be more grateful for what they have, as well as help those who can have those privileges. We don't need just rich people to help, everyone can help. Every little bit count.

  • Eurenice Houndjahoue

    It was amazing to see you cry while carrying your water. It proved it was an authentic experience. I cried a few times when I started too but just like you during the experience, I knew it was necessary for survival. Eventually it becomes normal and you can even make it a game.

  • Eurenice Houndjahoue

    Imagine how your neck would feel if the container was on top of your head as it filled up with water. I started carrying water with my mom from 7-8years old to 13 years old when my dad could finally afford running water at home. It is truly a blessing. And for me it is a long way from those years to now (I am in US) when I don't have to think of it. But I never forgot. It shaped who i am today.

  • Eurenice Houndjahoue

    Thank you for doing this challenge. I grew up in Benin Republic and at some point I had to carry gallons of water over 3 trips, twice a week. We were living in an urban area but not every house could afford to get running water, so we would pay those who have it in the neighborhood to have access to their tap water. They would set up a system to bring the water through a hose to the front gate. And people will line up to buy their water. Yes, water moves a lot as you walk. Yes flip flops are not for this job, yes your neck hurts after every trip. And we were using large buckets with no lid, so sometimes insectes would fall in your clean water by the time you get home. I would have carried the Jerry can on my shoulders, on one side and alternate. It does help to go fetch water in groups; that way you can help one another and chat on the way back

  • wonder ls
    wonder ls Month ago

    Why this awesome girl is so underrated?

  • Lealyn Limseaco
    Lealyn Limseaco Month ago

    I am from the Philippines. My Mom's province is far away from the city. Sometimes, My relatives would ask me to fetch water for them. Because they have no clean water there and you still have to fetch some. I remember this feeling and it really opened my mind as to how hard it was for people there to fetch water everyday💕

  • Kienna Panti
    Kienna Panti Month ago +1

    New favorite channel. Michelle is changing the TheXvid game. She could have her own tv show. Love what she’s doing!

  • Seon
    Seon Month ago

    its not just that we have faucets either, if you think about it a lot of countries just have a lot of natural bodies of water in close proximety, like I could go out of my little apartment and in 10 minutes be at a lake. but the people in warmer and really cold countries doesnt even have that

  • Fernanda Meza
    Fernanda Meza Month ago

    I would love to see a collab of you and YesTheory!

  • Glox a
    Glox a Month ago

    The sadest thing is that most water goes to livestoct for peoples meat burgers.. when it's so easy to just eat the plant versions

  • Molly Mollywood
    Molly Mollywood Month ago +1

    Love how genuine ur feelings come across, so much better than the ones who say the exact things you do but watches from the comfort of their home. Amazing video

  • karina no last name

    She always fake cries

  • Aruna
    Aruna Month ago +1

    I cant imagine doing this, I am no where as physically fit as you, and I can barely carry a bucket full of water 10 m when the electricity goes in my country and I have to get water from the tank. This reminds of of my grandmother who would go get water far from her house, and it was her job not her husband as she did the cooking. Its astounding that women still do this in this day and age. We take teh water coming out of our taps for granted so much.

    At one other point, the water collected by the women in Mozambique, we dont know how clean it is, so thats another issue. I mean an animal could have pooped nearby etc. Its really an issue that deserves much more attention, so thank you Michelle for bringing light on this pressing issue.

  • PinkCrazyLady563
    PinkCrazyLady563 Month ago

    You should carry it on ur shoulder

  • Nyema Hendrix
    Nyema Hendrix Month ago

    This is what should be taught in school to show these children what others go through across the world this made me sad and made me feel so ungrateful at the small things I complain about

  • Marvel Wolf CJ
    Marvel Wolf CJ Month ago

    Bro this is amazing! And you are amazing! You are such a good person! And you deserve all the happiness in the world!

  • STARTEL
    STARTEL Month ago

    Wow

  • Alaa Abdel Rahim
    Alaa Abdel Rahim Month ago

    I felt like your hands gonna fall of

  • helloimawkward socially

    you should’ve carried it like a baby stoopid

  • jgirl 34
    jgirl 34 Month ago

    Michelle u are amazing!!! I absolutely love and respect u for doing videos like this!

  • jgirl 34
    jgirl 34 Month ago

    I love videos like rhis, we need more awareness for this kind of stuff, my question is, where are all the millionaires??? Man if I had big money I would help so many people

  • Channy Whocares
    Channy Whocares Month ago

    42 pounds = 19,5 so more or less 20kg when the canister is full after random site on the web it's around the weight a 7-year-old Child should be. For my Europeans , Australians and everyone else who thinks ??? with USA and UK measurements ^^

  • Manali Banerjee
    Manali Banerjee Month ago

    Thank you ! thank you ! thank you so much Michelle...I have no words to tell you other than thanking you

  • Rosemary Salazar
    Rosemary Salazar Month ago

    LITTERALY crying 😢 when she said the part of her just having to turn on a focet... U know, it just really got to me 💔

  • Vïøłêt Płåÿß
    Vïøłêt Płåÿß Month ago +1

    Huge respect to all the women that have to do this everyday to help their families.

  • DustyRandall
    DustyRandall Month ago

    Bullshit its way worse for the guys they have to work their ass off ALL day not some of the day. And the boys arent complaining either. Spoiled 1st world women think life is disney land its not it never was and never will be its just cuz the men here have died for the peace and utilties and infrastructure. Its fair we earned it by our decisions and actions. Mabey you should go thank some men who built the water supply system in your local area and some police men fire men and soldiers graves or families that died to provide you your environment.

  • DIVORXES
    DIVORXES Month ago

    This should be on trending

  • PHL CIA
    PHL CIA Month ago

    I would love my rent paid too. STFU
    What a foolish way to educate

  • PHL CIA
    PHL CIA Month ago

    Wow... y'all are a disappointment.

  • op killer
    op killer Month ago

    Y 2 miles

  • lady grace
    lady grace Month ago

    And to think i complain about carrying my 5lbs instrument 40 ft every day
    Like, i heard stories of my grandfather walking miles to get flour for cooking in mexico every day but i doubt it was anything like that

  • Shawnte Michaels
    Shawnte Michaels Month ago

    Wow! Thank you for taking the time to care and learn more about the hardship these women go through. And thank you for taking us along on the journey so we can also see a small glimpse into their lives.

  • Kathryn Saltzmann
    Kathryn Saltzmann Month ago

    amazing video! im so not taking my water for granted Good job for tackling this challenge. :)

  • Laura-Lee Gillion
    Laura-Lee Gillion Month ago

    Can I just say as much as I love this it’s important that these people’s cultures are respected. @1:25 There are many people who enjoy that walk to fetch water, with all its challenges. Us going to work makes us feel productive, for some in African cultures fetching water is part of their livelihoods. A lot of development programmers went wrong thinking that “easy access” is what everyone wants in Africa. What ended up happening was that many were left dissatisfied and felt the most productive part of their day was no longer there leaving many with this feeling of not being able to fulfill their gender roles within their culture. That’s what happened with the Millennium Development Goals. I say this as a South African (this does not apply to us).
    Just food for thought. These initiatives are great if it is what the community as whole wants and agrees too. Thus, they NEED to appeal to the grass-root levels in order to be successful because what we might want in our lives does not mean it’s what everyone wants in the whole world.

  • Oudrey Tjikongo
    Oudrey Tjikongo Month ago

    I am born in Africa and I have also not experienced this, at least not yet and hopefully only voluntarily

  • Brandi Bigelow
    Brandi Bigelow Month ago

    I love how she challenges herself in everything she does. I live in Flint MI and we still dont have clean water but I cant imagine doing this everyday.

  • Brooke Meisel
    Brooke Meisel Month ago +1

    To anyone whom disliked this video:
    YOU, are a cruel heartless person who can’t see that others are struggling and having a tough time out in the world! I don’t think that you understand how important it is to have water everyday and you just take it for granted! You should try doing what she just did and see how it feels to have someone tell you that they disliked it or that it was stupid! SMH, some people!😡😡

  • gabatlie gabatlie
    gabatlie gabatlie Month ago

    This is the stuff that should go viral

  • Blue C0w
    Blue C0w Month ago

    You are so inspiring and brave! I don’t know if I could do that like you and so many other women did

  • KYLA SHEPPERSON
    KYLA SHEPPERSON Month ago

    You should of put it on your shoulders and hold the top with your hand

  • Laur S
    Laur S Month ago

    I feel like crying I literally refill my water bottle when the water gets room temperature

  • Tani Onyibe
    Tani Onyibe Month ago

    I am so proud of you girl!

  • Cats are awesome
    Cats are awesome 2 months ago +1

    Who are the 319 people who disliked this video?

  • KoalaStar Studios
    KoalaStar Studios 2 months ago

    I am now more grateful for my clean water.🐨

  • Regan Treece
    Regan Treece 2 months ago

    $43,675!!! That is amazing!

  • Mahalia 'Yeya' Jean-Pierre

    This video was recommended to me

  • Kassandra Nelson
    Kassandra Nelson 2 months ago

    I am sure this is a silly question, but what are the reasons people can't live closer to the water sources? I am sure there is a good reason. Maybe too much contamination?

  • risingotter
    risingotter 2 months ago

    Just checked and in the short time since uploading, $43,000 was raised when the goal was $25,000. Michelle you are incredible, thank you for bringing awareness and making the world a better place. I would love to see a climate change series about pollution (to visualise how much we actually pollute) and focus on different aspects each vid (water waste, CO2, etc) and really stress the devastation that will develop within the next 15 years, and what has to be done to avoid human extinction. You have so much power and I can't wait to see where life brings you. Thank you for being a voice for the earth and it's beings♥️

  • Cait Nanaeto
    Cait Nanaeto 2 months ago

    My favorite thing about your videos is that you put yourself in other peoples shoes

  • Ingrid Ochoa
    Ingrid Ochoa 2 months ago +1

    Why dont they build their house next to the water?

  • Sivani Dandu
    Sivani Dandu 2 months ago

    Instead of wasting money on bottle water use that money on a donation. U will save the environment at the same time.

  • us
    us 2 months ago

    Sad 😢

  • Eunice Yeow
    Eunice Yeow 2 months ago

    Just an idea. But would modifying the jerry can or creating some backpack of sorts for the women make their lives easier to carry the water for such a long way? I know its a small step but...
    Would that make a difference?

  • Ganta TV
    Ganta TV 2 months ago

    thexvid.com/video/5B5S8R3KEnA/video.html

  • Kimberly Naegele
    Kimberly Naegele 2 months ago

    What I really want to know is, why the hell are the men not doing this job when it’s exactly the kind of thing they should be doing for their families as the bigger stronger human beings? They should be doing this in the mornings before school and work. They can get it done faster and better. So why are they making women with weaker bodies and less balance do it? It’s unnatural!!!! This can only be an oppression thing. Some big strong men could carry two of those cans. And it’s a horrible thing for pregnant women to do. So yeah, what good are men if they don’t even contribute the one thing women definitely can’t do which is do the heavy lifting! Ahhhh!

  • Uno Reverse card
    Uno Reverse card 2 months ago

    'A long walk to water' is a great book that supports Sudan and other parts of Africa and Ethiopia about how people are making changes to give these people clean and safe water.

  • Emily _
    Emily _ 2 months ago

    My mom would say to stop complaining haha😂♥️

  • Lilou Bijou
    Lilou Bijou 2 months ago +1

    I'm only 17 and don't have a job yet but for sure the day I'm making money enough to give something I will donate to this project as much and as often as I can . It is so true how lots of people take water for granted, we don't even have to leave our house , what they have to do . . . They are such strong women

  • Xmissme
    Xmissme 2 months ago +1

    Those jerry cans kill they are so freaking heavy!! As a cadet on camp I was doing water and it wasn't even that far and I could BARELY lift it