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Help Kristen Bring Solar Energy to Ghana

Organized by: Kristen Kern

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THE STORY:

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 14kckern@gmail.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

Saha Global from Saha Global on Vimeo.

 

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.

$330

 

11% Raised of $2,950 Goal

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Donor Comments

Emily Hogan

Emily Hogan

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Lori M

Lori M

DONATION: $10

2 years ago

Eva Craig

Eva Craig

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Shannon Kinonen

Shannon Kinonen

DONATION: $50

I am so very proud of you!! 2 years ago

Brian jones

Brian jones

DONATION: $10

Good luck Kristen! 2 years ago

A. Ruth, U. Jody & the kids

A. Ruth, U. Jody & the kids

DONATION: $50

Change the world! 2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

Great project 2 years ago

Grandma

Grandma

DONATION: $50

Have a good time and show the world how terrific you are. 2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $10

2 years ago

Dave

Dave

Change the World 2 years ago

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