BENEFITING: Saha Global
Hi, I'm Selena Irvine, a sophomore International Studies and Geography Student at West Virginia University. This summer I have accepted a fellowship with Community Water Solutions in Ghana, and would love your support in fundraising!
Community Water Solutions is a non-profit organization that works with rural villages in Ghana to create sustainable, water treatment businesses that benefit these communities. What’s really cool about this project is that CWS doesn't go in and drill unsustainable wells that use imported products, but rather works with the local women of the villages and trains them to be able to maintain the treatment of water using simple and affordable local market products, so that they are then able to own and operate their own water businesses! The money they make stays completely in the community and is used to maintain and operate their business for long after we leave.
The money the other fellows and I are able to raise will fund all of the capital equipment necessary to build the initial treatment centers. We will then do hands-on work with the local women to show them exactly how the centers work, and how to maintain and operate them. This is so important, especially in the Northern Region where we will be working in, where over half the population lacks access to safe drinking water. I am so excited to be a part of this project, and hope you are as well in supporting CWS and I in our mission and in my fundraising. The clean water provided will benefit much of the population who suffers from high child mortality rates and widespread waterborne disease, and even the money made by the local women who operate the businesses benefits their community, such as a woman being able to send her two children to primary school for the first time in their family. Any donation would be much appreciated, and every little bit helps. Thank you so much for your time and potential help in my fundraising, and if you have any questions feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You may make a donation directly on this page, or if you would prefer to send a check please write my name (Selena Irvine) in the memo, and mail it to:
Community Water Solutions
46 Ledgetree Rd.
Medfield, MA 02052