Racing rubber duckies on a subterranean river, repleat with sewage, industrial waste, and waterfalls; what more could you ask for?
Visit http://www.highestducky.org for more information or to make a donation. You can sponsor a duck for only $5.
Welcome to the World’s Highest Rubber Ducky Race. The race will be held Sunday, April 22nd, in La Paz, Bolivia at a starting altitude of approximately 12,800 feet above sea level. Proceeds will fund the construction of a protective fence at the Kallutaca home for mentally and physically disabled adults in the countryside outside of La Paz.
Life at the Kallutaca facility is hard. All of these residents have been abandoned by their families. In turn, the goverment of Bolivia provides very basic housing, food, and clothing until they die. As there is very minimal staffing at this rural home, it is not uncommon for residents to take long, unsupervised walks. In recent years, two deaths have resulted from this problem. One person fell into an offsite well and drowned and the other apparently got lost a night and then died of exposure.
One Reply to “Race a Duck, Improve Some Lives …”
I have SO enjoyed your website! I just e-mailed you, but am not sure if your e-mail address is correct. My family and I just got back from Mexico, and we visited the children’s home in Constitucion. I would love to update you on what’s going on there, if you would like! I have pictures to share. Please e-mail me if you would like to hear about our trip!