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Community Water Solutions

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BENEFITING: Saha Global

ORGANIZER: Saha Global

EVENT: The RaiseForWomen Challenge

Jacob Fisher

THE STORY:

Dear Friends, Family & Other Amazing People,

This summer, I have the amazing opportunity to go to Tamale, Ghana with Community Water Solutions (CWS), a non-profit organization with a unique approach to the water crisis. CWS provides clean water by establishing sustainable drinking treatment businesses. The businesses are owned and operated in the communities they serve, and use simple, affordable technologies to enable the treatment, distribution, and storage of clean, safe drinking water.

In Northern Ghana, half the population lacks access to clean drinking water. Traditionally, governments and non-profits have drilled wells, but this doesn’t work in Northern Ghana because underground water sources are either saline (and hence, undrinkable) or non-existent. The government has made “dug-outs” that store water from the rainy season above ground. However, this water is very turbid (muddy) and contaminated. Like I mentioned earlier, CWS has a very practical and sustainable solution that I and three other fellows will be implementing. We will be building a treatment facility that uses materials and chemicals that are all available locally. So after we build it, two local women will be able to provide clean water to 700-1000 people, purchase supplies to keep the center running, and still gain a small income. This model has proved successful in all 49 villages in which it has been implemented (all centers are still in operation, providing clean water to over 25,000 people and 5,600 children.)

I'll also be working with the community to make sure they understand the importance of clean water, especially in relation to the health of children.

Thanks for taking the time to check out this project. Pass it along if you please. And thank you in advance for any donations you make; donations of any size are greatly appreciated.

 

If you have questions about my trip or would prefer to donate directly to me or CWS (Crowdrise takes a small portion of every donation), please feel free to email me at jrfisher@middlebury.edu

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To This Fundraiser

$2,550

MONEY RAISED
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  • Mari-Lynn and David Poskin

     

  • Pam & Del Zeiger

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Winkeler Aquatics for Life

    $10

  • Mike Oster

    $30

  • Jay Fisher

    $50

  • The Lehr Family

    $25

  • Joe Tamposi

    $20

  • Janice and Scott Fisher

    $150

  • Becky Fisher

    $30

  • The Bonicelli Family

    $20

  • Scott Bliss

    $20

  • The Lombardo Family

    $20

  • Brian Strohm

    $50

  • The Fosters

    $50

  • Gary and Mary Jo Barton

    $100

  • Kelly Poskin

    $20

  • Lynn Poskin

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Andy Lee

    $10

  • Mark & Vicki Fisher

    $25

  • Josh Pedowitz

    $40

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Kena Zumalt

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $1,000

  • Deb Chandler

    $50

  • Your friends at PRIER

    $250

  • Mike & Jill Puls

    $20

  • Brooke & Chris Poskin

    $50

  • Keith & Peggy Stamm

    $100

  • Gordon Speck

    $55

  • Dan & Deedy Hodes

    $50

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85% Raised of$3,000 Goal

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The Team: $33,538 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Lilly Prince

Amount Raised

$3,700

 

123% Raised of$3,000 Goal

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Kirsten Abel

Amount Raised

$3,030

 

101% Raised of$3,000 Goal

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Maxine Auzerais

Amount Raised

$2,961

 

99% Raised of$3,000 Goal

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Taylor Kirby

Amount Raised

$2,780

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Jacob Fisher

Amount Raised

$2,550

 

85% Raised of$3,000 Goal

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Angela Agnese

Amount Raised

$2,393

 

80% Raised of$3,000 Goal

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Erin David

Amount Raised

$2,280

 

76% Raised of$3,000 Goal

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Eda Reed

Amount Raised

$2,209

 

74% Raised of$3,000 Goal

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