Vanessa Villarena

Walking from Afghanistan - Pakistan

My Activity Tracking


My target 145 kms

My Red Cross Journey

Hi people! I have surpassed the 80km walk from Naf River to Cox’s Bazaar, and now, I have decided to add more challenge and extend my kilometers!

I am now walking from Beirut to Damascus for 145 km!!

Please continue supporting me on my journey and help by donating any amount you can.

My Red Cross Journey for a cause

Hi people! I’m knocking on your doors to please support my fundraising for a cause.

I have committed myself to join the Red Cross Journey whereas I have to walk the same distance as our refugees walked from Naf River to Cox’s Bazaar. Yes you have read that right. This is for our brothers and sisters who are refugees.

As we all know, NZ Red Cross helps refugees from all over the world settle and start their new life in Aotearoa. And I wanna take part in making things happen for the good of our community and for our brothers and sisters in need.

You can join me in walking for 80 km, which is equivalent of how far refugees walked from  Naf River to Cox’s Bazaar or you can donate any amount you can to help

Support me on my Red Cross Journey challenge!

Kia ora friends and whanau!

So… believe it or not, I have somehow committed myself to the Red Cross Journey challenge, and I need your help!

As you may already know, New Zealand Red Cross are legends – they provide relief to Kiwis affected by disaster, deploy specialist delegates overseas, and help former refugee families settle here in Aotearoa. So, you can feel super proud about donating any amount you can to help Red Cross (and help me reach my goal!).

By donating to my Red Cross Journey page, you will help to make a difference to people affected by conflict and disaster – here at home and overseas. Your donation today will help families and communities caught in a crisis. Whether by providing aid when disaster strikes, supporting vulnerable people in our communities, reuniting loved ones, or giving a warm Kiwi welcome to former refugees, your donation goes to where the need is greatest, helping the people who need it most.

Convinced? High five! Simply donate $1 (or more!) because you love me (and New Zealand Red Cross).

I have done 159 km

Thank you to my Sponsors


Katherine Olmedo