My love for living things and the environment began at a very young age and developed into a motif that characterized my childhood. As I matured, my fondness for nature translated into an enthusiasm for environmental conservation, as something about ecological preservation resonated deeply within. I graduated Furman University in 2018 with a major in Environmental Sciences and a minor in Medicine, Health and Culture. I then began pursuing a Masters degree in Global Environmental Health at the George Washington University Milken Institute of Public Health in DC. My path thus far has guided me towards a strong interest in issues of water scarcity and sanitation. Access to clean water is something that rarely, if ever, crosses our minds, but is a harsh reality in many parts of the world.
I am ecstatic to announce that I have been accepted as a Field Representative for Saha Global this summer. Saha Global is a non-profit organization that partners with rural communities in northern Ghana to establish self-sustaining water treatment businesses. These businesses are owned and operated by women in the villages and utilize simple and affordable technologies to clean, store and disseminate the water. I will have the opportunity to work with three other field representatives to set up this business model in a village that is currently lacking clean water.
The continual maintenance and operation of these businesses are funded by the revenue from the water sales, however the capital to institute them is generated from fundraising by the field representatives. Any contribution towards my fundraising goal of $3,500 will cover the start-up cost for one of these businesses. Feel free to reach out to me directly to learn more, or check out their website: http://sahaglobal.org/
I passionately support the work that Saha has already accomplished, providing clean water to over 55,000 people, and I am truly honored to have this opportunity to be a part of such an amazing program!