BENEFITING: Saha Global
I am incredibly excited and privileged to be given the opportunity to travel to Africa this summer with Saha Global to participate in their Global Leadership Program. I will be partnering with women in rural Ghana communities in the northern Ghana region to build sustainable solar electricity businesses. I will be providing a rural village with electricity along with the opportunity to create a lasting business within the community. For 3 weeks in June I will be working within a village facilitating the women in setting up, implementing and successfully running a sustainable solar business. These rural villages are currently using kerosene lamps as a method of light, which are very dangerous. Inhaling the fumes from 1 kerosene lamp is the equivalent of smoking 40 cigarettes a day! I will be partnering with female entrepreneurs to build a solar powered charging center. I will be working on connecting two 100-watt solar panels to a Burro Genset, which houses the charge controller, 1,200-watt battery and 600 watt inverter. We will then distribute Burro lanterns to every family in the community. The solar entrepreneur then rents out rechargeable batteries and allows community members to charge electronics for a small fee. Once the charge is finished the family returns the batteries to the charging station and rents a new set of batteries. Today Saha Global has successfully started 5 solar companies, supplying electricity to 2,500 people. I’m very excited about being a part of adding to that number of people but I can’t do it without your help.
How will your donation help?
One hundred percent of your generous donations will go towards in-country equipment to build, monitor and maintain this solar system and provide the females of the village the initial infrastructure to run a profitable, successful and sustainable solar business! You will be providing the people in these rural Ghana villages an opportunity for a better life! Yours truly will be doing the dirty work, but again, I can't do it without your help!
I am asking you to consider donating to this project. Click the "DONATE" box and enter your information. Any amount would be greatly appreciated.
If you'd prefer to send a check, please write my name (Rachel Taft) in the memo and send it to:
PO Box 225342
San Francisco, CA 94122-5342
Thank you so much for taking the time to donate or to understand more about my trip! You will be a huge part in providing a fundamental necessity of life to a community! If you have any questions please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Thank you for your time and consideration,