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Kelsey Dickman - CWS Ghana Fellowship

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Kelsey Dickman via Crowdrise
May 16, 2011

Thank you so much to all of my donors! I am well above my goal and am incredibly touched by all of the support I received! Ghana in a week!  See more

BENEFITING: Saha Global

EVENT DATE: May 27, 2011

Kelsey Dickman

THE STORY:

Access to clean drinking water is a fundamental need and a basic human right essential for the health and dignity of all people; these conditions necessarily be met before the greater problems of poverty, equality, education, and disease can be alleviated.  Over 1.1 billion people worldwide do not have access to an “improved water supply”, a household connection, or access to a public stand-pipe, a protected well or spring, or a source of rainwater collection that provides at least 20 liters per person per day within 1 kilometer of the home.  This statistic is incredible but still underestimates the problem.  Improved sources don’t necessarily guarantee clean water; they can be contaminated by source pollution, poor or non-existent water treatment, or recontamination in the distribution network or household.   The greatest consequence of the lack of improved drinking water sources is the ensuing health issues.   In northern Ghana, 0.9 of the 1.8 million residents lack access to improved sources of drinking water. Due largely to this lack of access to safe water, 20% of children under five in northern Ghana are suffering from diarrheal disease.  It is a cause that inspires and mobilizes me to use my engineering education to do good in the world. 

Community Water Solutions (CWS) is a non-profit organization that partners with rural communities in developing countries to establish sustainable water treatment businesses in Ghana, Africa. This summer I will be traveling to Ghana, as a member of a team of 4, to implement another sustainable water treatment project in Tamale, Ghana.  While we are there, we will first be trained in water quality testing, and the CWS water treatment methods.  We will then spend two weeks in the field implementing and monitoring a CWS water business in our partner village. Fundraising is the foundation for this project and will I will hopefully also raise awareness in my communities about the water crisis.  All proceeds will support the implementation of community-owned water treatment businesses in northern Ghana, which will provide a permanent source of clean water, reducing childhood mortality and improving the health of adults and children in the communities we serve. All donations are tax-deductible!

How much did your last bottle of water cost you?  Imagine how much that little bit could make a difference for someone without clean water at all. I am truly excited for the opportunity to generate a large impact in such a short period of time and your help and support would mean the world to me! Every little bit counts!

Thank you so much for your support!

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To This Fundraiser

$3,575

MONEY RAISED
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  • John Schilling

    $50

  • The Millers

    $100

  • The Blackburns

    $100

  • Arlene Fishman

    $100

  • Karen Heier

    $100

  • Lucidi/Martin

    $50

  • The Strauss Family

    $100

  • TeamBundren

    $100

  • Val Bundren

    $50

  • Ann Marie and John Ashton

    $100

  • Herring Family

    $100

  • Harvey's

    $50

  • Anthony and Alexandra

    $50

  • Ashby Family

    $125

  • The Heffernan's

    $200

  • The Leverones

    $100

  • Chere and John Negaard

    $50

  • Kim Wilkins

    $100

  • Nikki Hodges

    $25

  • Geri and Bob Lightburn

    $50

  • Daryl Pendleton/ KampPendleton Training

    $300

  • The Salazar family

    $150

  • Papa John Dickman

    $100

  • Aunt Laura & JT

    $100

  • Offline Donations

    $600

  • Offline Donations

    $25

  • Maureen Cummings

    $50

  • Nancy & Dennis Spitz

    $25

  • Offline Donations

    $525

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119% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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The Team: $3,575 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Kelsey Dickman

Amount Raised

$3,575

 

119% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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Anthony Centanni

Amount Raised

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Donor Comments

Offline Donations

Offline Donations

DONATION: $525

6 years ago

Nancy & Dennis Spitz

Nancy & Dennis Spitz

DONATION: $25

6 years ago

Maureen Cummings

Maureen Cummings

DONATION: $50

Great idea and work! 6 years ago

Offline Donations

Offline Donations

DONATION: $25

6 years ago

Offline Donations

Offline Donations

DONATION: $600

6 years ago

Aunt Laura & JT

Aunt Laura & JT

DONATION: $100

We're so proud to support you with your efforts to make a difference. 6 years ago

Papa John Dickman

Papa John Dickman

DONATION: $100

Way to Kels!....Good Luck.! Love ya, Papa. 6 years ago

The Salazar family

The Salazar family

DONATION: $150

Kelsey, This is really an exciting time for you. Have a great time. Love, Rick, Joanne, Callie and Katy 6 years ago

Daryl Pendleton/ KampPendleton Training

Daryl Pendleton/ KampPendleton Training

DONATION: $300

All the best Kelsey, I am very proud of what you are doing!! 6 years ago

Geri and Bob Lightburn

Geri and Bob Lightburn

DONATION: $50

6 years ago