Help Kristen Bring Solar Energy to Ghana
Organized by: Kristen Kern
Hello! My name is Kristen Kern, and I'm in my second year of chemical engineering at the University of Maine.
I am excited to announce that I have been selected to spend three weeks of my summer break in Ghana working with the nonprofit organization Saha Global. My job will be to help build a solar charging center that will provide a village with access to sustainable energy. This center will give the village a source of energy to charge their cell phones, which they currently have to travel upwards of an hour to pay a steep fee to do. The locally purchased solar panel will also allow the community to replace their harmful kerosene lamps with electronic lanterns powered by rechargeable batteries.
In addition to the importance of addressing the 18% of the world's population that lives without electricity, as a field representative I will also help bring a sustainable business to local women. We will train local women to maintain, use, and profit from this charging center. This ensures that the revenue stays within the community, and that our work will be beneficial for many years and generations to come.
Saha Global is an awesome organization, who has implemented 84 clean water businesses and 20 solar businesses since their start in 2008. Their work has served 43,220 people, and 100% of their businesses are still in operation today. I'm thrilled and fortunate to have the opportunity to be a part of this program and I encourage any one reading who is wanting more information to:
1. Shoot me an email at email@example.com or a facebook message if you have any questions about what I will be doing. I love the program, so I would love to talk to you about it.
2. Check out Saha Global's website at www.sahaglobal.org for more information or if you are interested in the program for yourself.
3. Watch this video
If you are now inspired to become a part of this program, or are wishing you got more money back on your taxes this year (all donations to Saha Global are tax-exempt to the extent allowed by law), then please consider helping me raise funds for the program cost.
Any donation, share, or conversation helps bring us closer to our goal.