For those of you who know me, you probably know that I am driven by my passion for helping others. Last year, I studied abroad in South Africa, Namibia and Botswana through Furman University. This experience was incredible and allowed me to meet so many amazing individuals from beautiful countries, but I often struggled seeing people who were suffering and knowing that I was unable to help them. I felt powerless—there was nothing that I could do to make a difference in these people’s lives except to listen to their stories and show them love and compassion. Since my return, I have done a lot of soul searching and have been trying to find my role in the world and how I can best serve others.
I am so excited to share that I have been accepted as a Water Field Representative for Saha Global this summer in Ghana. This program will allow me to serve a community in a way that will make a lasting impact on people’s lives. Saha Global’s clean water program works with women in rural villages in Northern Region Ghana to help establish chlorinating businesses that provide clean and affordable water to their community.
As a field rep for Saha Global, I will be working closely with the leaders of a rural village to build a sustainable clean water business from start to finish, and train local women to then sell clean water at an affordable price to their community. “Saha” is a word in the Dagomba language (the language of Northern Region Ghana) that means “opportunity.” Saha Global works to solve problems by providing women with opportunities that allow them to improve their livelihoods and those of their community members.
The money that you donate will help cover the start-up cost of a new clean water business. This program means so much to me and I am grateful for the opportunity to make a difference in people’s lives and work towards a more just and loving world. The work this organization does is incredible. To date, Saha Global helped provide clean water to 55,346 people and your donation will help me make this number even bigger.
Please consider a donation, big or small, to give others a chance for lasting and sustainable change. Thank you so much!!!!!