Lola Alapo; Kilimanjaro for a Cause

November 11, 2014 by AppleHW
Lola_Kili“This is  a photo of me at Kilimanjaro base camp (at 15,500 feet above sea level).  The summit is 19,341 feet. I didn’t make it to the summit because of altitude sickness but I got to 16,500 feet before I had to return to base camp. Overall, it was a spectacular experience. I was part of a team of 24 Americans who climbed Mount Kilimanjaro to raise money for a Compassion International water project. (Compassion is a Christian child sponsorship and development organization.) The goal was to raise enough to put in a well, water pump and storage tank in a community in Arusha, Tanzania, that doesn’t have access to clean water. We raised enough (so far $62,500) that Compassion can put in two wells instead of one. Pretty cool!!
I walked/hiked a total of 43 miles during our trek. (4 miles on day 1; 6 miles on day 2; 5 miles on day 3; 6 miles on day 4; 9 miles on day 5; 13 miles on day 6). The total number of steps is 95,675. The trek was Oct. 4-9, 2014.”
Click here if you would like to learn more about Compassion and the work they are doing for international communities. Click here if you would like to donate to Lola’s cause.
We have been working with Lola over the past few months to help her prepare for this journey and recover after achieving her goal. We are very proud of her achievements and have loved working with her over the past few years! Thank you for your service, Lola!

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