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 not only provide safe and affordable drinking water in last-mile villages of Ghana, but to dramatically increase clean water consumption in the communities they serve. By 2027 Saha Global plans to double its footprint, providing clean water to 258,000 people.
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.
Saha Global monitors the water quality from women’s businesses for a minimum of 10 years.
To date, Saha Global has trained over 1,000 women entrepreneurs who now run clean water businesses that serve approximately 131,000 people living in the Northern, Savannah, Oti and North East Regions in Ghana.
run profitable clean water businesses
PEOPLE WITH ACCESS TO CLEAN WATER
thanks to Saha Global’s entrepreneurs