Communities In Northern Region Benefit From Saha Global Water Projects
Saha Global, a Non Governmental Organisation (NGO) based in the United States of America (USA), is embarking on a project to provide treated water for the less-privileged in communities in the Northern Region.
The NGO has also set up entrepreneurial women and chlorinating business that provides clean water, which is affordable to every community.
To date, Saha Global has trained 293 women entrepreneurs who have launched 114 clean water projects that serve approximately 53,450 people.
Ms Kate Cincotta, the Co-Founder and Executive Director of Saha Global, in an interview with the Ghana News Agency on Thursday, said the project had touched the hearts of young students in the USA, who had contributed in their own small ways to support it.
Two of the students; Talia Raisner Thompson and Jenna Elle Lazowski, both 12 years old and in the Sixth Grade in Boston, Massachusetts, together with their school mates, have raised 10,000 dollars to support the provision of treated water to the communities.
Ms Cincotta said the children were able to raise the money after they had an insight into the water project in Ghana during a presentation she made to their class.
As a result of their efforts, Saha Global was able to open two new water business villages, she said.
Ms Cincotta said Mesdammes Thompson and Lazowski had become ambassadors of the project.
The two ambassadors, together with their parents; Debbie Raisner Thompson and David Solomon Lazowski, would travel to Ghana in the mid of February to see the results of their efforts and report back to the school and the other girls who had worked so hard to assist.
Nana Duawusus Preston, the Founder of Big Cycle Ghana and NNM Adventures, an NGO, said his visit to northern Ghana showed that Saha Global was doing a good job and making a huge impact in the lives of the communities it worked in.
He said apart from providing clean water the NGO was also creating employment and developing a sustainable project that would bring the water crises and its attendant challenges in those communities to an end.