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Water Distribution Project in Obodan, Ghana

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BENEFITING:

EVENT DATE: Jul 20, 2013

Jake Hamburger

THE STORY:

Akwaaba! We're the Ghana Team of Columbia University's student chapter of Engineers Without Borders USA. We've been partners with the village of Obodan in rural Ghana since 2004, working with the local community to find sustainable engineering solutions. In the past we've dealt with exploring new approaches to sanitation, but now our main focus is on improving access to clean water. Obodan sits atop an aquifer filled with renewable and clean drinking water. The problem for many residents, though, is that in order to get at this water they have to walk long distances, pump the water by hand, and then carry it back. This is often a chore for women and young children. All to often, community members draw their water from stagnant pools or other unsanitary sources in order to avoid making these long trips. This presents a real challenge to the ability of Obodan residents to pursue happy, healthy, and productive lives.


Our team has designed a water distribution system that will address this problem in the community. Over the past two years, Columbia engineering students have developed plans for a mechanism that will pump water from one of the village's boreholes to a storage tank on top of a hill. From this tower, gravity will help pipe the water to spigots in convenient locations in Obodan. Access to a convenient and reliable source of clean drinking water will lift the burden of long trips from the lives of many Obodan residents.


We're very excited to go to Ghana this summer to oversee construction of this new project, but we can't do it without you! We need all the help we can get raising funds for construction, which includes parts, transportation, and labor. Every dollar you give brings us closer to our goal of ensuring that every member of the community in Obodan has access to clean water.

Donations can be made by secure credit card payment through the link below:

https://ssl.charityweb.net/ewbusa/?Custom3=2642

Since our team uses offline donations to raise money through Crowdrise, we would greatly appreciate it if you send a message to a team member with should you choose to contribute to our project. Let us know how much you give and what name you'd like us to post on our site. That way, we'll know how we're doing, and we can fully acknowledge your generous support!

$2,751

MONEY RAISED
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  • Jake Hamburger

    $25

  • Denise and Daniel Hamburger

    $300

  • Grayboys Family

    $125

  • Mitchell Jones

    $25

  • Sheldon Hamburger

    $18

  • Hilda Hamburger

    $25

  • Jody Dickstein

    $100

  • Andy and Jenny Friedman

    $100

  • Aaron Hamburger and Anthony Palatta

    $25

  • Charles Armstrong

    $100

  • Dennis and Connie Keller

    $100

  • Marissa Jackson

    $70

  • Nancy and Mike Glass

    $100

  • Stephen and Karen Malkin

    $250

  • Eric Chen

    $10

  • Thea Johnson

    $50

  • Jessica DiCicco

    $20

  • Shelley and Gary Zausmer

    $100

  • Megan Scanlon

    $10

  • Hanna and Jay Zukoski

    $100

  • Delores Fishman

    $50

  • Lucas Oliver

    $25

  • Sheng-Chih Chen and Cathy Wu

    $200

  • Marlin and Erik Sosa

    $100

  • Donald Egan

    $75

  • Carol Wasson

    $50

  • Linda and Alan Swimmer

    $25

  • Lisa and Tom Finke

    $25

  • Tony Hung

    $5

  • Maleesa Xiong

    $30

  • Mark Lichterman and Susan Friedman

    $36

  • Cristina Padilha Alves

    $2

  • Network for Good

    $70

  • Lee Sanford

    $30

  • Celia Wagner

    $50

  • Alexandre Remnek

    $100

  • Neva Grant

    $100

  • Neil Waelder

    $125

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55% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $2,751 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Jake Hamburger

Amount Raised

$2,014

 

40% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Eric Chen

Amount Raised

$210

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Lucas Oliver

Amount Raised

$177

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Karla Sosa

Amount Raised

$170

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Mira Armstrong

Amount Raised

$100

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Andrea Egan

Amount Raised

$75

 

38% Raised of $200 Goal

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Tony Hung

Amount Raised

$5

 

0% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Mike Escobar

Amount Raised

$0

 

0% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Neil Waelder

Neil Waelder

DONATION: $125

5 years ago

Celia Wagner

Celia Wagner

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Network for Good

Network for Good

DONATION: $70

5 years ago

Neva Grant

Neva Grant

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

Alexandre Remnek

Alexandre Remnek

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

Lee Sanford

Lee Sanford

DONATION: $30

5 years ago

Cristina Padilha Alves

Cristina Padilha Alves

DONATION: $2

5 years ago

Mark Lichterman and Susan Friedman

Mark Lichterman and Susan Friedman

DONATION: $36

5 years ago

Maleesa Xiong

Maleesa Xiong

DONATION: $30

5 years ago

Tony Hung

Tony Hung

DONATION: $5

5 years ago