Sam Landry wrote -
Hello everyone, for you that don't know, I am a junior Chemical engineering student at the university of Maine, and I was recently selected to be a part of the SAHA global leadership program. I will be traveling to Ghana on June 1st and return on the 22nd. For those of you who don't know what SAHA global is, its an effective yet simple approach help fix major problems in Ghana. They currently have implemented 84 clean water businesses and 20 solar businesses since their start in 2008. Their work has served 43,220 people, and 100% of their businesses are still in operation today. My time in Ghana will be spent setting up a sustainable clean water business for women in rural northern ghana. The clean water system will rely on setting up a holding tank that with the addition of flocculants, particulates in the water will "flock" together and then be separated. This treatment followed by a chlorination will clean the water to the point of drinkability for people. To implement this system first, our small group of four will need to convince the local village chief of the sustainability and good of the program, find a woman in the village to manage and sponsor the project, install the system, and then train the sponsor to run and fix it if necessary. As you can see, not only getting to Ghana will be a feat on its own, but I will have to raise funds to help support these women and this business model. That is where YOU come in. I can only make this trek if people are willing to donate and help get me to Ghana. I would really appreciate any and all monetary donations. If you have any questions, please feel free to email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call me (207-756-3550). Even if you are considering donating, realize that your money will be used for a good cause.