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Hacking My Way to Clean Water in Ghana- SAHA GLOBAL CLEAN WATER 2015 WINTER FELLOWSHIP

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BENEFITING: Saha Global

ORGANIZER: Sofia

EVENT: Thanksgiving Challenge

EVENT DATE: Dec 15, 2014

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THE STORY:

Sofia Durrani wrote -

I am a graduate student at The George Washington University raising funds for a 3 week Winter Fellowship with a nonprofit called Saha Global. I will be traveling to a village in Ghana in December helping set up water filtration businesses for the women there. 

Saha partners with communities that drink from contaminated surface water sources, like rivers or ponds.

Did you know? 

HALF of the population of Ghana lacks access to clean drinking water 
People are CURRENTLY drinking fecally contaminated water 

 I will be training community-appointed women to use alum (a flocculant that reduces turbidity) and chlorine (a biocide) to treat the water they collect. Women entrepreneurs will sell the water for a nominal fee to their friends and neighbors. It's a WIN-WIN! 

The funds raised will pay for the start-up cost of a village’s new business. Equipment that needs to be purchased are: 

large drums that will hold the water during various stages of the process

taps

chlorine tablets, etc.

We will also be providing each household with a safe storage container that they will use to store the water. Any help is appreciated in making this trip a reality and having a lasting impact on a community's chances for better health!

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Fundraiser Title

Sofia Durrani

Amount Raised

$3,109

 

105% Raised of$2,950 Goal

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Sara Russell

Amount Raised

$30

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