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Community Water Solutions - GHANA!!!

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Leah Fessler via Crowdrise
March 26, 2012

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BENEFITING: Saha Global

EVENT DATE: Jun 06, 2012

Leah Fessler

THE STORY:

Hello Friends and Family!!!

I am extremely excited to share with you that I have recently recieved a fellowship position for the upcoming summer with a non-profit corporation, Community Water Solutions (CWS), a group that partners with rural communities in developing countries to establish sustainable water treatment businesses. These businesses are owned and operated by women in the communities that they serve, and use simple, affordable technologies to enable the treatment, distribution and storage of clean, safe drinking water. The maintenance and operation of these water treatment businesses is funded by revenue from the sale of drinking water, while the capital necessary to establish them is generated from fundraising activities.

During June I will be working in such a community in Northern Ghana with three other fellows, where we will be responsible for implementing a CWS water business in a new village. Once implemented, this business will provide a permanent source of safe drinking water for 700-1000 people in Ghana, where 90% of the 1.8 million residents lack access to improved sources of drinking water. All CWS water businesses that have been implemented thus far (36) are now consistently selling water and earning enough money to not only sustain the businesses, but also to provide a income to the men and women who work there. In fact, a woman who runs the center in Kasaligu, Ghana has used her income to pay for her two youngest children to attend primary school. These children are the first in her family to ever attend school.

Community Water Solutions is effectively combating the water crisis in Ghana, and I am vey excited to be working with them. As mentioned before, the capital necessary to establish these water businesses is generated through fundraising, and as a fellow I am responsible for raising a portion of that. The funds I raise will go directly towards the capital necessary for the water business my teammates and I will be establishing. I would greatly appreciate your help in this endeavor - every donation makes a difference!

Donations are welcome on this website, though Crowdrise does take a small percentage of the funds raised on their site. If you would prefer to not have this deduction from your donation, please send a check to:

Community Water Solutions

46 Ledgetree Road

Medfield, MA 02052

MEMO LINE: LEAH FESSLER

 

Thank you SO MUCH! For your time and anticipated generosity,

Sincerely

Leah Fessler

 

Interested in more information on CWS??? Check out the main website! http://www.communitywatersolutions.org/

 

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To This Fundraiser

$875

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Debra Jones

    $100

  • Maija and Nate

    $60

  • Tim Loff

    $50

  • TJ and Kristin

    $50

  • Flanigans

    $25

  • Volkmanns

    $50

  • Lizey

    $20

  • Maya

    $25

  • The McNamaras

    $50

  • The Youniss Family

    $50

  • The Morrisons

    $50

  • Jean Cohen

    $50

  • The Alvins

    $40

  • The Heffernans

    $100

  • Aunt Jenny & Uncle Dan

     

  • The van der Veldes

    $25

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29% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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The Team: $875 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Donor Comments

The van der Veldes

The van der Veldes

DONATION: $25

5 years ago

Aunt Jenny & Uncle Dan

Aunt Jenny & Uncle Dan

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The Heffernans

The Heffernans

DONATION: $100

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The Alvins

The Alvins

DONATION: $40

5 years ago

Jean Cohen

Jean Cohen

DONATION: $50

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The Morrisons

The Morrisons

DONATION: $50

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The Youniss Family

The Youniss Family

DONATION: $50

Good luck, Leah! 5 years ago

The McNamaras

The McNamaras

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Maya

Maya

DONATION: $25

I LOVE YOU LEAH! 5 years ago

Lizey

Lizey

DONATION: $20

5 years ago