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Hacking My Way to Clean Water in Ghana- SAHA GLOBAL CLEAN WATER 2015 WINTER FELLOWSHIP

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BENEFITING: Saha Global

EVENT: Thanksgiving Challenge

EVENT DATE: Dec 15, 2014

Sofia Durrani

THE STORY:

I am a graduate student at The George Washington University raising funds for a 3 week Winter Fellowship with a nonprofit called Saha Global. I will be traveling to a village in Ghana in December helping set up water filtration businesses for the women there. 

Saha partners with communities that drink from contaminated surface water sources, like rivers or ponds.

Did you know? 

HALF of the population of Ghana lacks access to clean drinking water 
People are CURRENTLY drinking fecally contaminated water 

 I will be training community-appointed women to use alum (a flocculant that reduces turbidity) and chlorine (a biocide) to treat the water they collect. Women entrepreneurs will sell the water for a nominal fee to their friends and neighbors. It's a WIN-WIN! 

The funds raised will pay for the start-up cost of a village’s new business. Equipment that needs to be purchased are: 

large drums that will hold the water during various stages of the process

taps

chlorine tablets, etc.

We will also be providing each household with a safe storage container that they will use to store the water. Any help is appreciated in making this trip a reality and having a lasting impact on a community's chances for better health!

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$3,139

MONEY RAISED
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  • Kristy Warren

     

  • Cheryl Harrison

    $15

  • Adam PIplica

    $20

  • SARA K DURRANI

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $1,000

  • Anonymous

    $400

  • Haroon Khan

    $50

  • Lisa Knapp

    $20

  • Anonymous

     

  • Josh and Courtney Berman

    $100

  • Jeffrey Lyttle

    $50

  • Erin Nylen

    $50

  • Aww Yeah Columbus

    $30

  • Anonymous

    $36

  • Sehrish Abid

    $50

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    $100

  • Valerie Rind

     

  • Elyse McConnell

    $25

  • Tanya Sattar

    $100

  • FinCon

    $250

  • Sierra Austin

    $20

  • Brianna & Christy

    $15

  • Anonymous

    $15

  • arif

    $100

  • ayla

    $10

  • Sara Russell

    $30

  • Kirsten Tychonievich

    $34

  • Jaclyn Lipp

    $25

  • Lindsey Thieken

     

  • Sara Wolff

    $25

  • Anjali Chavan & Scott Surovjak

    $20

  • Anonymous

     

  • Katie Chiki

     

  • Jason Vitug

    $10

  • Sue Cummings

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $15

  • Steven A. Rodriguez

    $10

  • Sumaiya Zahid

    $104

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Jackie Lam

    $20

  • Martin aka Latin Lover

    $20

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106% Raised of $2,950 Goal

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The Team: $3,139 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Sofia Durrani

Amount Raised

$3,109

 

105% Raised of $2,950 Goal

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Sara Russell

Amount Raised

$30

Donor Comments

Martin aka Latin Lover

Martin aka Latin Lover

DONATION: $20

Show them how it's done!!! 3 years ago

Jackie Lam

Jackie Lam

DONATION: $20

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Sumaiya Zahid

Sumaiya Zahid

DONATION: $104

3 years ago

Steven A. Rodriguez

Steven A. Rodriguez

DONATION: $10

For an awesome bestie!!! 3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $15

You've made it!! Have so much fun! Casey 3 years ago

Sue Cummings

Sue Cummings

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Jason Vitug

Jason Vitug

DONATION: $10

Awesome! Keep at it in all the good that you do. Wish I could contribute more at this time but hope this helps you reaching your goal. 3 years ago

Katie Chiki

Katie Chiki

3 years ago

Anonymous

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