Leah Fessler via Crowdrise
March 26, 2012
BENEFITING: Saha Global
EVENT DATE: Jun 06, 2012
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,
Interested in more information on CWS??? Check out the main website! http://www.communitywatersolutions.org/