A lot has changed in 2020. This has been a hard year for all of us. The COVID-19 pandemic has upended our world. One thing that has remained the same is that clean water is essential to health. Supported by Saha's Coronavirus Emergency Water Fund, which we launched in June and then extended through the end of the year, our water entrepreneurs have been working tirelessly to ensure that the 100,000 people living in Saha's parter communities have consistent and free access to clean water during the pandemic. Your donations this #GivingTuesday will support these hard working entrepreneurs as they provide the essential service of clean water where it's needed most.
What is the Coronavirus Emergency Water Fund?
This summer, in alignment with the government of Ghana's free wate initiative, Saha launched the Coronavirus Emergency Water Fund (EWF) to ensure that all people living in Saha's parter community receive the same free water benefit as their fellow citizens. The EWF covers the cost of water treatment for all Saha businesses from June 1 - December 31, allowing people living in our partner communities to access clean Saha water for free and the women entrepreneurs to be fairly compensated for their hard work. This fund also provides PPE for the women entrepreneurs and all Saha staff. as well as social distancing and hygiene training to ensure that our businesses operate safey. Since launching the EWF, we have seen a 9X increase in clean water being distributed from Saha's businesses. 99% of customers report free and consistent acccess to clean Saha water in their communities.
What is Giving Tuesday?
9 years ago, #GivingTuesday was launched as a way to kick off the charitable season when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, this global day of giving has been fueled by the power of social media to become a movement that celebrates and supports philanthropy .