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CWS Fellowship: Bringing Clean Water to Ghana

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BENEFITING: Saha Global

EVENT DATE: May 29, 2014

Phoebe Edalatpour

THE STORY:

My name is Phoebe Edalatpour and I am an undergraduate at Georgia Tech studying Bio-medical Engineering. This coming summer I will be participating in Community Water Solutions' fellowship program. The organization works to bring clean drinking water to and develop infrastructure in villages in rural Ghana. As a fellow, I will be traveling to Ghana for three weeks in late May to complete a student-driven project.

To complete the project, I will work with a group of three other students to develop a sustainable water purification system in a village we are assigned to. The northern region of Ghana is Sub-Saharan and does not have potable sources of ground water. As a result, fresh water is scarce but wells cannot be drilled to deliver water.

Instead of searching for ground water, our team will taking existing sources of standing water (lakes, ponds, etc.) and develop a system and facilities to purify them. We will team the women in the village to use this system so that after we leave, the solution will still be viable. We will then help the women sell the water at an affordable price. CWS will not see any of this money, it is all handled by members of the community and funneled back into funds for community development.

I am so incredibly passionate about this kind of work. I have already traveled to Cameroon this past December with Engineers without Borders to develop a water distribution system in a village there. On that trip, we were able to drill a well and teach the children in the village about the importance of water conservation and sanitation.

As a Bio-medical Engineer and a pre-med student, this work ties in well to my studies. Access to clean water promotes better health. Additionally, water borne diseases are prevalent in this part of the world. Providing sources of safe, clean water will cut back on this considerably. I am so honored and excited to have this opportunity to help provide an essential need and the health benefits that go along with it to another community.

To accomplish this task, I need to raise funds to pay for materials and travel expenses. Each CWS fellow is responsible for fundraising $3,000. This will help us purchase materials for the water purification system as well as pay for food, housing, and in country travel. I really appreciate any help in reaching this fundraising goal. It would mean so much to me to recieve help in carrying out such a meaningful project.

If you are interested in helping me accomplish this but would rather send a check, please write "Phoebe Edalatpour" in the memo line and sent it to:

Community Water Solutions
46 Ledgetree Rd.
Medfield, MA 02052

Thank you so much for your help! Every dollar makes a difference and brings me and CWS closer to doing something amazing!

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$990

MONEY RAISED
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  • Cynthia Courtney

    $50

  • Kerri Melnick

    $10

  • Michael Feuda

    $50

  • Patricia Heil

    $10

  • Tim & Emily Edalatpour

    $50

  • Superior Guitar Works

    $20

  • David Chun

    $10

  • Freda Stephenson

    $100

  • Jim Valis

    $25

  • Pat Clark

    $25

  • Uncle T-Bone and fam

    $25

  • Mary Hopkins

    $40

  • Dana and Todd

    $100

  • Julia Flanagan

    $25

  • Granddad and Bunny

    $50

  • Frif Turman

    $250

  • Noelle Hanrahan

    $25

  • Anne & Rob Wiedemann

    $50

  • Megan Littke-Smith

    $25

  • Mona Mariani

    $50

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33% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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The Team: $990 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

Mona Mariani

Mona Mariani

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Megan Littke-Smith

Megan Littke-Smith

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Anne & Rob Wiedemann

Anne & Rob Wiedemann

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Noelle Hanrahan

Noelle Hanrahan

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Frif Turman

Frif Turman

DONATION: $250

You are an amazing woman! Congratulations and thanks for helping to make our world a better place 4 years ago

Granddad and Bunny

Granddad and Bunny

DONATION: $50

Phoebe we are so proud of you. It amazes us all the wonderful things you are doing. Xo 4 years ago

Julia Flanagan

Julia Flanagan

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Dana and Todd

Dana and Todd

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Mary Hopkins

Mary Hopkins

DONATION: $40

In memory of Grampa Doc 4 years ago

Uncle T-Bone and fam

Uncle T-Bone and fam

DONATION: $25

4 years ago