BENEFITING: Saha Global
EVENT DATE: Dec 01, 2016
Hello all; Thank you for stopping by! Please watch the video and have a look at the pictures!
I was just recently accepted as a water field representative for Saha Global, a non-profit organization dedicated to solving problems with opportunities. I am very blessed and fortunate to be a part of this wonderful organization. In December I will be traveling to a village in Ghana to set up water filtration businesses for local women to run. I am extremely passionate about public and global health. This opportunity will open so many doors for me in the future. If I (and you as a donor) can be just a small help in this, it will mean everything. I am grateful that my parents have graciously donated my airfare, but the rest I will have to fundraise... So that's where you come in! To make a tax-deductible donation, giving the gift of clean water to villages in Ghana, click the big orange ‘Donate to this fundraiser’ button.
Did you know...
-Sub-saharan Africa is the only place in the world where infectious diseases are still the leading causes of death? These are largely preventable and greatly attributed to lack of access to safe water.
-Water-related diseases kill more people every year than all forms of violence, including war?
-The most vulnerable population is children under the age of 5?
Where am I going?
I will be travelling to the Northern region of Ghana, Africa. Here, 40% of the population lacks access to safe drinking water. People living in rural communities are forced to drink fecally contaminated surface water (dugouts).
How am I helping?
I will be training women living in rural villages to use locally available products to treat the contaminated water and make it safe to drink. These women will then sell the clean water to their community at an affordable price. As a donor, you will be walking alongside women who are eager to support their families and help their community. These women are willing to learn how to run a business that not only provides clean water to their community, but also provides them with money to send their children to school and to pay for medical care for their children. I will only be able to do this with your generous support.
What is the money for?
The program fee of $2,950 is essential for starting these businesses. This money donates the capital equipment needed to start each business, but does not provide any financial support after the business is open. This initial donation helps to keep the cost of running the business low enough that the women entrepeneurs can charge their community, where most people live on less than $2.00 a day, affordable prices for their services. Once the businesses are open, they are completely owned and operated by the women, and are financially sustainable. Side note: To date, Saha Global has launched 93 water businesses and 100% of them are still in operation today!
Thank you all so very much. I could not do this without your help!