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Help Lizzy Clean Water in Ghana

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September 18, 2017

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BENEFITING: Saha Global

Lizzy Merin

THE STORY:

I have been accepted to be a Field Representative for Saha Global from May 22 to June 14 2017, a non-profit organization that helps set up clean water and solar power businesses in rural Ghana. As a Field Representative, I will be responsible for educating the community about the importance of clean water, the water purification system, system implementation and maintenance, and training a local woman in how to operate the water business. I must personally find the funds for the supplies to build the water filtration system, getting myself to Ghana and living expenses while there. The system will be operated by using alum as a flocculant for filtration and chlorine tablets to disinfect the water. The tribe leader will confer with the community Elders to pick a local, often a poor single woman, who will be entrusted with maintaining the water filtration system as part of her own business. In rural Ghana, women often are not viewed as being capable of running a business or having their own career, and placing a woman in charge helps to show a community that women can be entrepreneurs. My job is to train the selected person to become an empowered entrepreneur who is able to manage a small business, providing the local community with the vital asset of clean water. I was attracted to this opportunity because of the dual effects of empowering locals to break the cycle of poverty while providing an essential service in a sustainable way. One hundred percent of the Clean Water and Electricity businesses that Saha Global has started since beginning work ten years ago are running profitably and providing for their communities. The Saha Global team periodically checks in on the businesses to ensure that the water is clean, and to see if the communities need any additional support. I am honored to have been chosen to become a part of creating sustainable long term change in a community. Saha Global is a non-profit volunteer run organization and Field Representatives are expected to contribute to funding the program, rather than being paid. I view my “paycheck” as the experience and personal satisfaction that I will get from participating in the program and helping to bring clean water to a community. I would appreciate any funding that can be contributed towards this experience.

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Marie Paretti

Marie Paretti

2 years ago

Wren & Luke

Wren & Luke

DONATION: $10

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Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence

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Bob Bodnar

Bob Bodnar

DONATION: $100

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Paul Heilker

Paul Heilker

DONATION: $100

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Sandi Lugger

Sandi Lugger

DONATION: $25

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Deb Tiger

Deb Tiger

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