Support safe water micro-enterprises in Ghana

by Saha Global Inc
Support safe water micro-enterprises in Ghana
Support safe water micro-enterprises in Ghana
Support safe water micro-enterprises in Ghana
Support safe water micro-enterprises in Ghana
Support safe water micro-enterprises in Ghana
Support safe water micro-enterprises in Ghana
Support safe water micro-enterprises in Ghana
Support safe water micro-enterprises in Ghana
Support safe water micro-enterprises in Ghana
Support safe water micro-enterprises in Ghana
Support safe water micro-enterprises in Ghana
Support safe water micro-enterprises in Ghana
Support safe water micro-enterprises in Ghana
Support safe water micro-enterprises in Ghana

Summary

Build 30 community water treatment centers in villages in Ghana using simple, proven technologies. Train local women to operate the centers as businesses, providing a low-cost source of safe water.

$39,542
total raised
226
donors
0
monthly donors
1
fundraiser
14
years

Challenge

CWS projects are located in northern Ghana, where 50% of the nearly 2 million residents lack access to "improved" sources of drinking water. As a result, the primary source of drinking water is dirty, biologically contaminated surface water. The lack of access to safe drinking water continues to be a public health challenge for the region where approximately 20% of children under five are suffering from diarrhea disease, and the child mortality rate is 150 deaths / 1000 live births.

Solution

Build 16 community water treatment centers. Train local women to operate these businesses, reinvesting local revenues to sustain access to safe water. CWS model also includes chlorination and safe storage to keep the water safe while stored at home.

Long-Term Impact

Establishing 16 locally-owned water treatment businesses will provide clean, safe drinking water to over 12,000 people (including more than 2,500 children) on a permanent, sustainable basis. This could reduce childhood mortality rates by as much as 25%

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

Organization Information

Saha Global Inc

Location: New York, NY - USA
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @SahaGlobal
Project Leader:
Kate Cincotta
Director
Medfield , MA United States

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