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Anna in Ghana - Community Water Solutions 2014

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Anna Hess

THE STORY:

I am overjoyed to announce that I have been accepted as a 2014 winter fellow for Community Water Solutions, an organization that brings clean water businesses to rural villages in northern Ghana. As a senior environmental policy major at Colby and an advocate for women’s empowerment around the world, this is the opportunity of a lifetime and I am so excited to get started.

Community Water Solutions (CWS) is a non-profit organization that works to empower women through sustainable water businesses. It brings fellows of all ages and professions to northern Ghana where they build water treatment centers and train local women to run them. So far, Community Water Solutions has established 55 water businesses in Ghana, all of which are still operating today. Half of the 1.8 million residents in Ghana lack access to secure sources of drinking water. All CWS water businesses that have been implemented so far are now successfully running and helping women sell water and earn enough money not only to sustain the business, but also support themselves and their families.

In order to raise the capital needed to establish these water businesses, Community Water Solutions fundraises through campaigns and community outreach. The funds that I raise as a fellow will go directly towards building a water business this winter.

Women’s issues and environmental issues are inextricably linked, and at a community level, it is possible to improve both. I believe deeply in women’s roles as resolvers of environmental issues, and I can’t wait to work to help women in northern Ghana gain access to clean water, increased income and good health by working with Community Water Solutions as a winter fellow during January. I appreciate your help with this exciting project – every donation counts!

Feel free to contact me about this project at arhess@colby.edu or at (917) 749-9547.

Anna

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  • Linda and Ed

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  • Deb Dowd and Bill Staehle

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    $50

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The Team: $1,400 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

Since you told me about your trip I made a point to put some money aside to donate to it. I guess I hadn't checked your donation list out ahead of time and it seems like the typical donation amount was mostly less than this but I saved it aside for a reason and I'm going to use it, even though I know you're probably going to give me a hard time about it :p. Anyway I hope you have an amazing trip and I'm so glad to continue to see that you're taking part in all of these wonderful causes. And merry christmas, it's such a wonderful time of year isn't it? All the best, -Joey 5 years ago

Pat Berry & Mitch Heisler

Pat Berry & Mitch Heisler

DONATION: $50

We look forward to seeing your photos and hearing all about your trip! — Pat & Mitch 5 years ago

Laura, Glenn, Jake and Abby

Laura, Glenn, Jake and Abby

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

The Bert Sandor Center for SocioAnthroEnviro Excellence

The Bert Sandor Center for SocioAnthroEnviro Excellence

The BS Center is pleased to announce the 2014 SAEE award to the beautiful multitalented multifaceted easy going princess: Anna Hess. 5 years ago

KAELEY MCEVOY

KAELEY MCEVOY

DONATION: $10

SPREAD LOVE ANNA <3 YOU GO GIRL 5 years ago

Deb Dowd and Bill Staehle

Deb Dowd and Bill Staehle

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Linda and Ed

Linda and Ed

DONATION: $50

Anna- This should be an exciting and gratifying adventure...Good luck! 5 years ago

Susannah

Susannah

DONATION: $20

Saving da world, as per usual. Congrats on this awesome project! 5 years ago

Maria Straface

Maria Straface

DONATION: $10

5 years ago

Chelsea

Chelsea

DONATION: $20

girl you make those water solutions 5 years ago