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Tara Medrano's Fundraiser:

Clean Water and Women Empowerment in Ghana!

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BENEFITING: Saha Global

EVENT DATE: Jun 08, 2015

Tara Medrano

THE STORY:

Hello! I am Tara Medrano and a recent college graduate. I have two very important passions, traveling and giving back to my community through service. I am going to embark on a trip to Ghana on June 9th for three weeks with Saha Global as a field representative. My job will be to introduce a clean water business into a rural Ghanian community, this will be done in four steps.

First, local women fetch water from their local surface water source, which is called a dugout and is usually fecally contaminated water. Then fill three 200-liter drums with the turbid dugout water. Next, they use alum to remove the particles from the water, leaving it clear. Alum is a coagulant, which causes suspended particles to clump together and sink. The women then scoop the clear, settled water from the 200-liter drums into a polytank. This tank is then disinfected with one chlorine tablet and stored. The women sell the clean drinking water to their community for a small fee; making enough revenue to cover the cost of running the business while earning a profit. Once the business is up and going and the field representatives have left, local women will be given the reigns and become self-empowered business women; entrepreneurs in their respected community.

This project has two important aims: 1) Provide safe and clean drinking water to rural Ghana communities that will be sustainable and successful indefinitely 2) Empower local women to become self-sustaining business women in their African community.

I have fallen in love with these two goals of Saha and have dedicated myself to becoming part of the process. I hope you can help me achieve my fundraising goal for my program start-up costs!

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$1,785

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    $75

  • Harmony and Diana

    $40

  • chesnut

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $200

  • Brent

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $15

  • Peggy Mullins

    $50

  • knowl

    $101

  • Audrey Hickey

    $25

  • Addie Rodriguez

    $40

  • Sandy Lairsen

    $100

  • Becky

    $15

  • Susan

    $250

  • Tom Cady

    $200

  • Lauren Tarnofsky

    $20

  • Amy Diep

    $20

  • Dennis

    $50

  • D&D

    $300

  • Lani

    $25

  • Anonymous

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61% Raised of $2,950 Goal

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The Team: $1,785 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Tara Medrano

Amount Raised

$1,785

 

61% Raised of $2,950 Goal

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Hayley Marie

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Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $124

To Tara...From Tara 2 years ago

Lani

Lani

DONATION: $25

I love you 2 years ago

D&D

D&D

DONATION: $300

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Dennis

Dennis

DONATION: $50

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Amy Diep

Amy Diep

DONATION: $20

Hi Tara! Good luck on your project! 2 years ago

Lauren Tarnofsky

Lauren Tarnofsky

DONATION: $20

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Tom Cady

Tom Cady

DONATION: $200

Pay forward and make a difference - Maybe others will do the same 2 years ago

Susan

Susan

DONATION: $250

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Becky

Becky

DONATION: $15

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Sandy Lairsen

Sandy Lairsen

DONATION: $100

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