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Jessie Ashbourne's Fundraiser:

Safe Water: One Village at a Time

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BENEFITING: Saha Global

EVENT DATE: Sep 24, 2012

Jessie Ashbourne

THE STORY:

Community Water Solutions (CWS) is a not-for-profit organization that works to bring clean water to rural villages in Northern Ghana through the implementation of sustainable water treatment businesses.

I have entitled my fundraiser 'Safe Water: One Village at a Time' because CWS has been able to make a huge amount of progress towards solving the water crisis in Northern Ghana by focusing their resources at the community level. Since 2008, CWS has implemented water businesses in 35 communities, providing safe water to over 22,000 people. 

In October, I will be travelling to Ghana to participate in the CWS Fall Fellowship Program. I, along with three other fellows, will be helping implement a water treatment business in a rural village. During our time in the village we will a) build a treatment centre using all locally purchased materials, b) train individuals from the community to run the water business and c) monitor the quality of the water being sold.

CWS's innovative model stresses sustainability and empowerment. The treatment centres that are set up in these communities are centrally located and use low-cost, local technologies. The businesses are for-profit and operated by members of the community, thus empowering individuals to take ownership of their own water quality.

Funds raised will cover all of the capital equipment needed to build the treatment centre as well as other program costs. For the sake of alliteration, I chose the URL 'BigBucksBetterWater.' However, you don't really need to donate BIG bucks in order to make a difference. Every penny helps!

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To This Fundraiser

$1,471

MONEY RAISED
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  • The Aunts and Uncles

    $160

  • Sister Donation!

    $25

  • Scott Ashbourne

    $50

  • Your Tarut Pals

     

  • Lauren and Dave

    $25

  • The Irwin Family

    $111

  • Toronto Buddy

    $25

  • Anita Mohan

    $40

  • Awesome Roomie

    $50

  • The Curry Family

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Kath and Kit

    $200

  • Shirley Brown

    $100

  • Janet Brown

    $100

  • Kristy McLaren

    $50

  • Jacky p

    $10

  • KmoneyHa

    $25

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49% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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The Team: $1,471 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

KmoneyHa

KmoneyHa

DONATION: $25

5 years ago

Jacky p

Jacky p

DONATION: $10

Happy birthday kp. Keep it up. 5 years ago

Kristy McLaren

Kristy McLaren

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Janet Brown

Janet Brown

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

Shirley Brown

Shirley Brown

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

Kath and Kit

Kath and Kit

DONATION: $200

5 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

5 years ago

The Curry Family

The Curry Family

5 years ago

Awesome Roomie

Awesome Roomie

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Anita Mohan

Anita Mohan

DONATION: $40

I am so excited for you and hope you have an amazing time! All the best! 5 years ago