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

  • Published on Mar 22, 2018
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  • Michelle Khare
    Michelle Khare  Year ago +2023

    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

    • Mad Zabinga
      Mad Zabinga 5 days ago

      This is so inspiring! Thank you for teaching more of us about this.

    • Voidisyinyang Voidisyinyang
      Voidisyinyang Voidisyinyang 9 days ago

      the fact that you're female has to improve your head-carrying ability - due to better balance via wider hips. Sorry that sounds terrible but I carry a 5 gallon water jerry can as a male and I can't imagine carrying on my head. thanks for making the vid.

    • Queen Mikki
      Queen Mikki Month ago

      Wow this is crazy and it's so un fair to the women that do this every day for hours non stop

    • _ornella _diana
      _ornella _diana 2 months 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 3 months 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

  • caroline hudson
    caroline hudson 3 days ago

    My mum and dad donate every mounth for at least 2 charity's and I hope this is one ❤❤❤❤❤

  • Tiffy's marvelous adventures For life

    I lived on Africa and had to do this every day before school

  • MissNurki
    MissNurki 7 days ago

    I watched this, cried, then donated. I am happy to see so many other donations on Michelle's campaign.
    If Michelle struggles to carry the Jerrycan, I know I would never be able to. These women that does this in fu*ing flip-flops in the baking heat are amazing women.

  • Norah Neo
    Norah Neo 14 days ago

    Cover the cap if not itll evaporate

    • Voidisyinyang Voidisyinyang
      Voidisyinyang Voidisyinyang 9 days ago

      caps get lost. I just worked on a farm - filling a 100 gallon tank - the cap had been lost. it happens.

  • Madara Aradam
    Madara Aradam 15 days ago

    Around ten years ago, when I was still living with my parents, our well dried out. They live in the country and don't have centralised water supply, everybody has their own water supply systems from wells or water boreholes. We had to arrange for a water borehole to be made, but in the meantime my dad bought two 500l barrels, and we filled them up with water from our neighbours. It was truly eye opening experience to live with restricted water supply for almost 3 weeks. We refilled those barrels for a couple of times, but you know, you don't want to abuse the kindness of your neighbours.

  • juicy fruit.
    juicy fruit. 16 days ago +1

    Just donated 10 $ really hope that helps someone in need, thanks for being such a kind heart also Michelle ! 💓

  • juicy fruit.
    juicy fruit. 16 days ago +1

    Just donated 10 $ really hope that helps someone in need, thanks for being such a kind heart also Michelle ! 💓

  • liyah lips
    liyah lips 16 days ago

    This made me so emotional , u have a good heart and I’m glad u realize how much u have going on , your one of the good ones

  • Saniyah Rahman
    Saniyah Rahman 16 days ago

    I bet you $100 000 000 000 000 that I can’t even pick up the jerrycan filled with water.

  • Celtic Lass
    Celtic Lass 17 days ago

    Indigenous communities all over North America haven't had access to safe tap water for decades as well.

  • MyLifeAsClaira ASMR
    MyLifeAsClaira ASMR 18 days ago +1

    I’m going to go a day with only 1 gallon of water and see if I can do it people do this everyday it needs to be important and helped
    One like is one person who cares

  • poala mendiola
    poala mendiola 18 days ago


  • Jenevie Hernandez
    Jenevie Hernandez 25 days ago

    Do video like this one

  • Recksz N Kingz Activities #RKA T.V.

    all these man made crisis man smh lol how can it be going on forever & ever & ever lol the power to stop it is there but it never will because poverty is money for the rich, wealthy & mentally corrupt leaders of the world #Period.

  • travis9062856
    travis9062856 Month ago

    I’m not a subscriber but after seeing you do what you did and hearing about those people in Africa I gave the dollar You reminded me of a time during a hot summer I found myself carrying a lot of drinks mostly beer and soft drinks with a few ice packs. I was was heading to a party in a large park when I got lost and walked about the park about the same distance as you did feeling exhausted when finally I found my friends. The differences was I only carried about about half what you did in a proper hiking rucksack wearing comfortable trainers yet had I not found my friends I probably would have given up and took a train home something there African ladies simply can’t do

  • Eloz Ortiz
    Eloz Ortiz Month ago

    Just donated for the cause. Michelle, seeing you take on this challenge made me feel sympathetic to you but mostly to the women in Africa that do this everyday of there lifes. Keep doing these amazing videos.

  • Jed Murray
    Jed Murray Month ago

    Please water under ground please come to Zimbabwe people need you to

  • maeve kelly
    maeve kelly Month ago

    Me: What what? She's literally crying!?!?! Umm... put it on your shoulder maybe?

  • Leonor Lopes
    Leonor Lopes Month ago +1

    Wow, I'm from Mozambique and never knew how the woman were suffering. I am so privileged🇲🇿

  • Music_Flower 03
    Music_Flower 03 Month ago

    oh my gosh. She is Australian!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So am I. An american toilet flush is an average African's daily use of water.

  • Maggie Williams
    Maggie Williams Month ago

    I don’t get how many people do that a day just to realize that it is contaminated and so many people skip education just provide water for the family and keep them alive I can’t believe that people do that everyday me being a teenager i usually don’t get it I am terrified in a way, and I feel spoiled

  • ChristineDaLuvable Donuts

    Couldn’t they just get wagons and fill the water and put it in the wagon?

  • Tiger blood
    Tiger blood Month ago

    I am so grateful that America has water. Be grateful people know that people might not have our recourses.

  • Mariana Piret
    Mariana Piret Month ago +1

    I Michelle! I really want to help this people but I don't have conditions for it so I tried to think in a way I can help and I now one: If they have a transport for those populations they could put a lot of galons there and go to the places with water and then put them all ful at the villages!!! I realy want to help... sory again but I will suport this cause with all of my heart💗

  • Purple Banana
    Purple Banana Month ago

    This is real emotional...people are doing this while I read books with cats...wow

  • Just Life
    Just Life Month ago

    Thanks for putting this issue out there. It surely means a lot to those women!

  • sherpaderp dingo
    sherpaderp dingo Month ago

    Why dont they move closer to the water?

  • Faizo Abdi Mohamed
    Faizo Abdi Mohamed Month ago

    my mother used to do this when we lived in Africa and she doesn't talk about it much but seeing this video inspired me to ask her about her life and how her childhood was while she was doing this.

  • Sandra Kaiser
    Sandra Kaiser Month ago

    The problem is : Nestlé

  • Sandra Kaiser
    Sandra Kaiser Month ago

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

  • Vijay Iyer VJ
    Vijay Iyer VJ 2 months ago

    Science help the poor please...

  • Bria Hampton
    Bria Hampton 2 months 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 2 months ago

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

  • Ani
    Ani 2 months ago +1

    This is what I call a TheXvidr 💖💖❤️❤️

  • I'm not okay
    I'm not okay 2 months ago +1

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

  • Tom Legrady
    Tom Legrady 2 months 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 2 months 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.

  • Elva Stroud
    Elva Stroud 2 months ago

    Omg America does not realizei how lucky were are

  • cyka blyat
    cyka blyat 2 months ago

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

  • Spammerts Niet Welkom
    Spammerts Niet Welkom 2 months 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?

  • Grâçe Afrique
    Grâçe Afrique 2 months ago

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

  • Juju bee
    Juju bee 2 months 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 2 months ago +2

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

  • Matthew Wright
    Matthew Wright 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months ago


  • Mary Mikel
    Mary Mikel 2 months ago

    God Bless you and them in Yashua's name.

  • A Estrada
    A Estrada 2 months ago

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

  • SheHoldsOnTillMay
    SheHoldsOnTillMay 2 months ago

    Not eating meat saves a lot of water aswell 💚

  • Jeffrey Jimenez
    Jeffrey Jimenez 2 months ago

    Michelle khare your a fucking Loser a bum ass bitch

  • Alyssa Selph
    Alyssa Selph 2 months 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
    Nompumelelo Magadla 2 months ago

    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 2 months ago

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

  • Anna-Louise Drejer
    Anna-Louise Drejer 2 months ago

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

  • BTSvjung :lol
    BTSvjung :lol 2 months 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 2 months ago

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

  • Tin Tin
    Tin Tin 2 months ago

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

  • Chrissy Jijon
    Chrissy Jijon 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months ago

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

  • Zoey Is funny
    Zoey Is funny 2 months ago


  • Izbizboo112 64
    Izbizboo112 64 2 months ago

    this sent out a wonderful message, thank you

  • DamienTheDork !
    DamienTheDork ! 3 months ago

    I really want to do this now

  • Eurenice Houndjahoue
    Eurenice Houndjahoue 3 months ago

    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
    Eurenice Houndjahoue 3 months ago

    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
    Eurenice Houndjahoue 3 months ago

    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
    Eurenice Houndjahoue 3 months ago

    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
    Eurenice Houndjahoue 3 months ago

    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 3 months ago

    Why this awesome girl is so underrated?

  • Avrora Raven
    Avrora Raven 3 months 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 3 months ago +1

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