Camila Solorzano wrote -
I am currently a student at Tufts University studying Environmental Engineering. I was born in Colombia and grew up in Houston, TX. As many of you know, my upbringing has made me passionate about water resource management in developing countries. I want to figure out a sustainable way that guarantees everyday access to safe drinking water for families in rural areas. Joining Saha Global in December will put me one step closer to pursuing this endeavor.
Why is this important to me?
This past semester I ran several coagulation and flocculation experiments in lab to treat dirty soil water. After many hours in the lab with my partner, we submitted our final lab report detailing the results of our experiment. I wondered about the feasibility of this treatment method in a real world application. That led me to becoming a Saha Global field representative, which means I will help build and implement a coagulation and flocculation water treatment system in Salaga, a town in northern Ghana.
How will your donation help?
100% of your generous donation goes directly to this project!
I need to raise $3,000 to cover the cost of the treatment equipment: large drums, taps, chlorine tablets, and providing each household with a safe storage container that they will use to store the water they purchase, preventing recontamination. I'll be paying for my own flight and other expenses while in Ghana.
Once established, the business will provide a permanent source of safe drinking water for 700-1000 people in this community!
Thank you so much for your time! I hope you're feeling as optimistic as I am about this project and wish to make a donation!!
If you'd prefer to send a check, please write my name (Camila Solorzano) in the memo and send it to:
PO Box 225342
San Francisco, CA 94122-5342
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Is this a sustainable project?
ALL businesses implemented by Saha Global to date are currently in operation, providing necessary clean water and electricity to residents and providing a small income for the women who run them.