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Sights Set on Salaga

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BENEFITING: Saha Global

EVENT DATE: Dec 28, 2015

Abbey Buehler

THE STORY:

       Many of you know I am a civil engineering student at Bradley University. What you may not know however, is that I have been offered an amazing, life-changing opportunity. I have recently been offered a position of becoming a field representative for the nonprofit organization, Saha Global. I will be traveling to the small village of Salaga located in the northern region of Ghana, Africa for three weeks starting on December 28th until Janurary 18th. What does it mean to be a field representative however? It means I will be working with both the leaders of the community and the women of the community to build a water purification system. I will then turn it into a small run business where I will show the women in the community how to run and maintain the system. Lastly, I will help each individual family in the community by providing them with a safe storage container.

       Unlike the United State unfortunately, access to clean drinking water is much more difficult in this area. 40% of the population of Ghana, Africa lacks access to clean drinking water. Instead, they must ingest contaminated lake and river water which they share with both the surrounding environment as well as their livestock. Because of this, it is vital to the lives of these people that help be given to them. It is the goal of Saha Global as well as mine to provide them with not only that help but instead, with a lasting effort which will improve their standard of living because each child, mother, father, grandparent, and friend not only needs but deserves to have their basic necessities met so that they can dream as big as I have had the luxury to.

       "Saha" means opportunity in Dagboni which is the local language spoken in the Northern Region of Ghana. Please help me bring this opportunity to both myself but more importantly, to the people of Salaga so that they may dream bigger than just the day they won't have to worry about getting sick from the water they drink. The $2950 asked of me is not for a plane ticket or a fancy meal every night, it is for the locally-found equipment (large drums, taps, chlorine, and storage containers) needed in order to make this effort a success.

       This trip is the perfect representation of the career I hope to have later in life. I have the ability to improve someone's life and give to them what I take for granted. I couldn't ask for a more rewarding way to spend my time.

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$1,800

MONEY RAISED
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  • Abbey Buehler

    $100

  • Paul Basso

    $25

  • Bob and Maureen Buehler

    $250

  • The Suhling Family

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Bob & Terry

    $100

  • Uncle Tim and Aunt Patti

    $100

  • Ted and Mary Soenksen

    $25

  • West Coast Buehlers

    $200

  • Gram Buehler

    $200

  • Eric Vichnick

    $100

  • Jerry & Judy

    $50

  • Grandma Z

    $200

  • Emily and Linn Garcia

    $50

  • Stressler Famiily

    $50

  • The Dummer Family

    $150

  • The Grandos Family

    $50

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61% Raised of $2,950 Goal

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The Team: $1,800 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

The Grandos Family

The Grandos Family

DONATION: $50

Thank you for making a positive difference in the world, Abbey! Good luck! 2 years ago

The Dummer Family

The Dummer Family

DONATION: $150

What a wonderful opportunity for you! Safe travels!! Love you! 2 years ago

Stressler Famiily

Stressler Famiily

DONATION: $50

Good luck to you! 3 years ago

Emily and Linn Garcia

Emily and Linn Garcia

DONATION: $50

We are so proud of you!!! 3 years ago

Grandma Z

Grandma Z

DONATION: $200

3 years ago

Jerry & Judy

Jerry & Judy

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Eric Vichnick

Eric Vichnick

DONATION: $100

Cannot wait to hear about your adventure. 3 years ago

Gram Buehler

Gram Buehler

DONATION: $200

So proud of you Abbey. 3 years ago

West Coast Buehlers

West Coast Buehlers

DONATION: $200

What Civil Engineers do... 3 years ago

Ted and Mary Soenksen

Ted and Mary Soenksen

DONATION: $25

We are so very proud of you. We can't wait to hear about your journey. 3 years ago