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Community Water Solutions

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BENEFITING: Saha Global

ORGANIZER: Saha Global

EVENT: The RaiseForWomen Challenge

Emily Varni

THE STORY:

Hi family and friends! Thanks so much for visiting my fundraising page! I have recently been accepted as a Summer Fellow for an awesome organization called Community Water Solutions, or CWS. CWS is a non-profit organization that provides safe, clean drinking water to villages in Northern Ghana. The CWS approach is simple, effective and ensures sustainability. As a fellow, I will be traveling to Ghana in June to help implement a low-cost, sustainable water treatment center in a village just outside of the city of Tamale. The treatment centers are simple to set up and use so that villagers can continue to run them after the fellows have left. I, along with three other fellows, will help local villagers set up the treatment center, teach the community how to use the center and provide each house in the village with a safe water storage container. The community members will decide on a small fee they will all pay when they want to fill up their containers and will work together to elect a few local women, who will be trained to run the treatment center once the fellows have left.  

I truly believe that this is a great cause to support! Millions of people around the world do not have access to safe drinking water, but organizations like CWS are working hard to try to change that. 884 million people (approximately 1 in 8 people) lack access to safe water supplies and 1.8 million people die each year from preventable waterborne diseases. The good news is that a simple treatment center, like the one I will be helping to set up with CWS, can provide a community with access to the water they need! All of the treatment centers set up by CWS in the past are still in use and continue to make a difference in peoples’ lives every single day. With a little bit of help from each of you, we can continue to support CWS’ effort to provide every community in need with access to clean water. Here is the link to the CWS website, in case you want to read more about the organization and the amazing impact they are making: http://communitywatersolutions.org/

I am hoping to raise $3,000 for this cause and every donation will go directly to the resources I and the other fellows need to set up treatment centers in June. If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at evarni@colby.edu. Thank you again for visiting my page, I really appreciate your help. Every small donation makes a difference (and every donation is tax deductible)!

Emily

 

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To This Fundraiser

$1,175

MONEY RAISED
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  • Linda McLoughlin Figel

    $100

  • Mary Ann Varni

    $200

  • Auntie Peace

    $500

  • Heidi Scheid

    $100

  • Nancy & Tim Wheeler

    $125

  • The Inlow family

    $50

  • The Gestens

    $50

  • The Carr family

    $50

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The Team: $33,538 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Lilly Prince

Amount Raised

$3,700

 

123% Raised of$3,000 Goal

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Kirsten Abel

Amount Raised

$3,030

 

101% Raised of$3,000 Goal

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Maxine Auzerais

Amount Raised

$2,961

 

99% Raised of$3,000 Goal

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Taylor Kirby

Amount Raised

$2,780

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Jacob Fisher

Amount Raised

$2,550

 

85% Raised of$3,000 Goal

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Angela Agnese

Amount Raised

$2,393

 

80% Raised of$3,000 Goal

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Erin David

Amount Raised

$2,280

 

76% Raised of$3,000 Goal

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Eda Reed

Amount Raised

$2,209

 

74% Raised of$3,000 Goal

Donor Comments

The Carr family

The Carr family

DONATION: $50

To an amazing young lady as you begin your journey to better out world 6 years ago

The Gestens

The Gestens

DONATION: $50

6 years ago

The Inlow family

The Inlow family

DONATION: $50

Way to go Emily! 6 years ago

Nancy & Tim Wheeler

Nancy & Tim Wheeler

DONATION: $125

6 years ago

Heidi Scheid

Heidi Scheid

DONATION: $100

Love ya, Em! xoxo 6 years ago

Auntie Peace

Auntie Peace

DONATION: $500

Thank you for your work on this cause Emily. So important! You are making the world a better place. 6 years ago

Mary Ann Varni

Mary Ann Varni

DONATION: $200

6 years ago

Linda McLoughlin Figel

Linda McLoughlin Figel

DONATION: $100

Go Emily! What a great cause. xox Linda 6 years ago