BENEFITING: Saha Global
My name is Jack Pacent and I am a student at the University of Maine studying Civil & Environmental Engineering with an intended minor of Renewable Energy Engineering. I have recently been accepted as a Field Representative for Saha Global, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that installs sustainable businesses in rural communities in the Northern Region of Ghana. I will work with women in rural areas to provide their communities with green energy. Because of the lack of electricity in these areas, the communities are forced to use expensive kerosene lamps for light sources. These lamps produce fumes that are horrible for one's health as well as the environment. To start the solar business, I will work with three other field representatives and the entrepreneurs to build a solar charging center that has two 100 watt solar panels. After this, every family in the community will receive an electric lantern for their household and the entrepreneurs will rent out rechargeable batteries. These batteries will give the community members not only the ability to charge their lanterns and avoid kerosene fumes, but also power other critical electronic devices like cellphones and emergency mobile medical devices.
You can help bring green energy to rural areas in Ghana that provide business opportunities to members of the community by donating to this project.
P.S. all of the funds will go to the project, I’m covering my travel expenses.
There are 1.3 billion people (18% of the world's population) living without electricity.
Access to electricity improves quality of healthcare, education, and life while also greatly increasing productivity.
Access to electricity means access to information!
Why Donate? Simple: Because it Works
100% of the 104 water and solar businesses established by Saha Global in the past are still operational.
There are 207 women entrepreneurs that Saha Global has helped build businesses that now serve 43,220 people.
The money doesn’t go toward financing my trip to Ghana (I’m paying for my travel expenses); it goes toward providing a community with the tools necessary to light their village with clean, sustainable energy.
Saha will not work in a new community unless they have the funding to follow-up and monitor the business for a minimum of 5 years.
You will be helping people’s health.
You will be helping the environment.
You will help a community develop.
Donations for any amount are greatly appreciated!
If you have any questions, please reach out!
For more information about Saha Global: http://sahaglobal.org/
Upon donating, you’ll immediately receive an email that is IRS-approved documentation for your donation. You can then use that donation as a tax deduction for your 2016 year taxes.