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Get Malena to Ghana

Organized by: Malena Gatti

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THE STORY:

Hi everyone! My name is Malena Gatti and I'm recent grad from Amherst College with a degree in Environmental Studies. I've recently accepted a fellowship with Saha Global, meaning that, this June, I will partnering with women in rural communities in Northern Ghana to build treatment centers for water decontamination and helping them establish these centers as community businesses. In order to do so, I need your help! Without the capital to start the water treatment center, or even the money to buy a plane ticket there, I will unfortunately be watching this opportunity pass me by. Every single dollar you trust me with will go directly towards bringing clean water and entrepreneurship to rural communities that otherwise may not have that opportunity. Saha partners with communities that drink from contaminated surface water sources, like rivers or ponds, called "dugouts". This is the ONLY source of drinking water for these communities, and it is heavily contaminated with fecal matter (yes, poop!) The funds raised will first go toward paying for the cost of treatment equipment: large drums that will hold the water during various stages of the process, taps, chlorine tablets, etc., and will also be providing each household with a safe storage container that they will use to store the water they purchase, preventing recontamination. Funds raised beyond the required fellowship deposit to cover business capital will go towards flight and travel costs. Just to illustrate how successful and impactful Saha's work is: 100% of the 104 water and solar-electricity businesses launched by Saha Global to date are still in operation today, and are completely run by female entrepreneurs within their communities. For additional information on Saha Global and their work, please visit: http://sahaglobal.org/ Any support, large or small, would be a huge contribution to helping me reach my goal and going to Ghana! If you'd prefer to donate outside of Crowdrise (they keep a very small percentage of funds raised), additional options are listed below. If you have any questions, please reach out! malenagatti@gmail.com Venmo: @malenagatti Checks may be made out and mailed to either: Saha Global c/o Supporting Strategies 500 Cummings Center, Suite 357w Beverly, MA 01915 Memo: Malena Gatti Or directly to me at: Malena Gatti 1155 NE 183 ST Miami, FL 33179

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