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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you again for visiting my page, I really appreciate your help. Every small donation makes a difference (and every donation is tax deductible)!