Back in July, we announced the Emergency Coronavirus Water Fund, extending the government of Ghana’s free water initiative to all Saha communities. At the end of September, the Ghanaian government announced that they are extending their free water initiative through the end of the year. With that extension comes the expectation that all Community Service Organizations, including Safe Water Enterprises like Saha Global, provide free water as well. While there was no official indication at the time that this extension was going to be announced, Saha was prepared for this possibility which is why our Board of Directors had voted to extend the EWF through Dec. 31st back in July. It felt good to be prepared when the official announcement was made!
We are extremely proud of how the Emergency Water Fund has included our community partners in this important, life-saving initiative during a pandemic. Saha is dedicated to working in the hardest to reach places, and leaving no one behind. Over the past few months, we’ve seen great enthusiasm from our women entrepreneurs and community partners. We’re seeing more clean water than every before being consumed in our communities. Our team has risen to this new challenge, delivering supplies and customer service throughout a difficult rainy season. We’re grateful to our funding partners, who understand that this year is different than any other for Saha, and for the world.