WOMEN-LED BUSINESSES FOR CLEAN WATER
Saha Global works to provide access to safe drinking water to rural communities in Ghana. The organisation sets up women-led chlorinating businesses that sell clean water to villagers at a price that all can afford. We are contributing to Saha’s effort to launch close to 1,000 water treatment systems, with the aim of reaching around 440,000 people by the end of 2022.
Rural villages in Ghana’s Northern Region rely on rainwater runoff that collects in big stagnant ponds called dugouts during the rainy season. This poses a significant risk to health.
Saha Global empowers the poorest, most remote communities with simple, affordable water treatment technology, so they can access clean drinking water.
The organisation adopts the same method in every village. It donates locally sourced start-up equipment to female entrepreneurs and trains them to build a water treatment system. It also provides ongoing mentoring until the women can run their water businesses independently and effectively year-round.
Saha Global educates families in each village about the importance of clean water. It also distributes containers to safely store water and prevent any contamination in the home.
The female entrepreneurs sell the water to villagers at a price that everyone can afford, sustaining the small water treatment system and earning a supplemental income. For families normally living on less than $2 a day, this money makes a significant difference to their household incomes and can even enable personal savings.
To date, Saha Global has trained almost 850 women entrepreneurs who now run clean water businesses that serve more than 113,000 people. It costs Saha Global $13 to bring clean water to one person.
run profitable clean water businesses
PEOPLE ACCESS CLEAN WATER
thanks to Saha Global’s entrepreneurs
COVID-19 EMERGENCY SUPPORT
In response to the COVID-19 outbreak and as a direct response to the Government of Ghana’s efforts to support the most vulnerable, Saha Global provided free clean water through its women-led water business to over 200 small communities (over 100,000 people) in Northern Ghana for ten months, from June 2020 to the end of March 2021.
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Covid-19 support: © Saha Global