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Andrew Purgiel's Fundraiser:

The Great Big Ghana Project

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BENEFITING: Saha Global

EVENT DATE: Jun 01, 2015

Andrew Purgiel

THE STORY:

This summer I'm traveling to the northern region of Ghana to volunteer as a field representative with Saha Global. The purpose of the trip is to provide the necessary materials and training to female entrepreneurs so they can manage a small solar energy production business used to charge small electronic devices.

 

This small business would eliminate the need for people to walk several miles to charge objects such as phones, and give the business owner a source of income due to the small price per device charge. Also, the charging stations can be used to charge small electric lanterns to light people’s houses instead of using kerosene lamps.

 

I’m extremely excited to be traveling somewhere both to explore another culture, while providing the means to sustainably improve the quality of life of a community. Also, a promising bit of information is that Saha has implemented 74 clean water businesses and 8 solar electricity business, and all of these businesses are in operation today!

 

The money I’m raising will cover the startup cost for the solar business materials and also cover my living expenses while in country. It won’t go towards my plane ticket, but I figure it’s something worth spending money on. So please donate! Any amount is appreciated.

If you want to learn more about Saha Global, head to:

http://sahaglobal.org/

Some pictures of the solar systam implementation can be found at:

http://sahaglobal.org/what-we-do/solar-businesses/

The amount raised on the bar on the right is only from this web site, but I'll be keeping updates on this site of the total amount raised from all types of donations. Anyway, here's some info on the project:

IMPORTANT:

If you donate online through Crowdrise, Crowdrise takes 5 % of the donation plus $1 per donation. If you want all of your money to reach this project directly, make out a check to Saha Global with Andrew Purgiel in the memo and send it to the following address:

Saha Global

PO Box 225342

San Francisco, CA 94122-5342

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To This Fundraiser

$308

MONEY RAISED
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  • Andrew Purgiel

    $20

  • Connor Smith

    $10

  • Molly Leno

    $20

  • JThach

    $20

  • Eric Britton

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $55

  • Rachel

    $50

  • The Thacher's

    $40

  • John Hwalek

    $20

  • Eli Glusker

    $43.69

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Ryley

    $10

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10% Raised of $2,950 Goal

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The Team: $308 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

Ryley

Ryley

DONATION: $10

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $10

2 years ago

Eli Glusker

Eli Glusker

DONATION: $43.69

rrrreeeeee 2 years ago

John Hwalek

John Hwalek

DONATION: $20

2 years ago

The Thacher's

The Thacher's

DONATION: $40

Have a great time doing good! Admirable. 2 years ago

Rachel

Rachel

DONATION: $50

To support my inspirational bigger Lil brosef 2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $55

2 years ago

Eric Britton

Eric Britton

DONATION: $10

2 years ago

JThach

JThach

DONATION: $20

I always tell my kids if you lay down, people will step over you. But if you keep scrambling, if you keep going, someone will always, always give you a hand. Always. But you gotta keep dancing, you gotta keep your feet moving. -- Morgan Freeman Keep those feet moving Andrew, Never Stop Dancing! 2 years ago

Molly Leno

Molly Leno

DONATION: $20

Good luck, Andrew! Its sounds amazing! 2 years ago