Havana Blehl wrote -
Hello everyone! My name is Havana Blehl and I am a freshman at Lehigh University studying Biochemistry. I have been accepted into Saha's Global Leadership Program in Ghana, which I learned about through school. I will be traveling to a rural village this June to help set up water purification systems. We will also be training women in the community to treat and purify the water, which they can then sell in their community, allowing them to become financially independent. I am raising funds to help finance the project and I am asking for your support. Your contributions will be used to purchase the equipment needed to build the systems and ensure its self-sufficiency.
Think about how many times a day you use or drink water! While clean water is a basic human right, it is considered a luxury for most people in Ghana. In fact, most diseases there are caused by drinking contaminated water. So please consider donating to the project!
I am really excited to learn about the science of creating this system and working with the women in the community to maintain it. Please watch the video to the left to learn about what I'll be doing in Ghana.
Please consider donating to my commitment—any amount is appreciated. You can donate directly through this website or send a check (with my name in the memo) to:
c/o Supporting Strategies
500 Cummings Center, Suite 357w
Beverly, MA 01915