BENEFITING: Saha Global
EVENT DATE: May 16, 2014
My name is Sara Bess, currently a senior at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut. I have been on the African continent once before (to study in Cape Town) and I promised myself that I would go back. This time, I'm not studying...I'm fighting the global water crisis with Community Water Solutions, a not for profit organization that turns turbid surface water into clean drinking water for many people in and around Tamale, Ghana. CWS teaches the methods they use to women in the villages and they use that information to start their own businesses.
You may ask: so do they drill wells? The answer is...no! In the region I will be working in, there are not a lot of non-saline groundwater sources. So CWS uses alum and chlorine to treat water. Alum acts as a coagulant, removing the dirt particles. Chlorine disinfects the water. These are things that the women in the community can find at their local markets. After CWS teaches the women these methods, the women continue treating the water and sell the water it to people in their respective villiages. Profits go towards running their businesses - and ALL of the money stays within these villages. CWS doesn't see a penny of it - they just check up on the businesses.
So why am I trying to raise $3,000? I need this money for all of my in-country expenses. This amount also includes the capital and monitoring cost of a new water business in Tamale.
Saving lives and empowering women are two things that I am very passionate about. So please help me raise $3,000 to start bringing clean drinking water to people in Tamale! Any amount will do. I am truly thankful for all of your help. God bless :)
PS: Not too Internet-savvy? That's fine...you can always write a check the old fashioned way! Please include my name in the memo and send it to
Community Water Solutions
46 Ledgetree Rd.
Medfield, MA 02052