BENEFITING: Saha Global
EVENT DATE: Dec 28, 2013
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I am thrilled to announce I have recently been accepted as a Winter 2013 Fellow with Community Water Solutions (CWS), a non-profit organization that endeavors to establish sustainable water treatment businesses in rural Ghanaian villages. I will spend three weeks in Northern Ghana, January 2014, implementing low cost, community-scale, and financially sustainable water business in a new village. With the guidance of CWS, I will train local women to operate and manage a for-profit water treatment business using affordable and locally available technologies. Our emphasis on a for-profit business model for the treatment, distribution, and storage of clean, safe drinking water will enable the community to have sustainable access to clean water. Before I embark on this journey, it's my responsibility as a fellow to raise $3,000 which will go directly towards the supplies needed to build and implement the sustainable water treatment systems.
Over 884 million people around the world do not have access to an improved water supply, ranking waterborne diseases as the leading cause of illness and death in developing countries. In Northern Ghana, half of the population lacks access to safe drinking water, making this region a perfect target for the Community Water Solutions team. In groups of four we will enter a community where villagers must resort to drinking highly contaminated surface water, and will leave with a sustainable water treatment business in place. The water business will then provide a permanent source of safe drinking water for 700-1000 people in Ghana, a country where 900,000 individuals lack clean drinking water, something I believe is a basic right. CWS has been highly successful in establishing sustainable clean water systems. They have set up treatment businesses in 55 villages and afforded clean water access to over 30,000 people in just five years! Remarkably, 100% of the centers started by CWS are still in operation today, a testament to their success. I am eager to battle the water crisis in Ghana and to help create a local based solution to this pressing global health issue.
My desire to help provide clean drinking water to rural villages in Ghana has been fostered by my fascination with environmental health, waterborne diseases serving as a perfect example. I am driven by the idea that everyone should have equal access to basic resources, namely safe drinking water. I am encouraged by CWS's work and feel privileged to be part of this fellowship program. Before I embark on this journey, I must raise $3,000 for the supplies necessary to build and implement (from the ground up) the sustainable water treatment systems that CWS promotes. All of the money I raise will go directly to the water treatment project my team is responsible for. Tax deductible donations can be made by writing a check to Community Water Solutions (with my name in the “memo” line), to the following address: Community Water Solutions 46 Ledgetree Rd. Medfield, MA 02052. The other option is donating via credit card on this website.
The funds raised will allow us to secure all the necessary supplies, spread awareness about the global water crisis, and carry out CWS’s mission. Everything makes a difference and I am so thankful for any help with this endeavor!
Please, if you have any questions about the organization or the project, do not hesitate to contact me.
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