Posted by Lizzy Egan on Aug 28, 2019
Boston Rotaractors raised nearly $10,000 during the 2018-2019 Rotary Year with the goal of providing sustainable clean water solutions to communities in Ghana. August 12, 2019 marked the successful completion of their long-term international service project.
In order to pursue the two-year clean water mission, the club collaborated with two organizations: 1. Pure Home Water (PHW) and 2. The Rotaract Club of Adenta Central.
PHW is an MIT-based social enterprise that creates and distributes household drinking water technologies in the northern region of Ghana. Boston Rotaract donated $8,500 to two separate PHW initiatives from 2018-2020. As a result, 222 sustainable water filters were given to families, providing access to clean water to 1,500 people across three communities in Tamale, Ghana. The project was completed in July 2019.
In addition, Boston Rotaract partnered with the Rotaract Club of Adenta Central’s “Water is Life” initiative in early 2019. Boston’s $800 donation was to make the Adenta Central water tank project more sustainable. Through the creation of the borehole, 600 people gained access to clean water in the Kramokrom Ga West Municipality beginning in August 2019.
Rotaractors fundraised via a variety of efforts and events, including bowling, karaoke, bingo, and individual donations.
Boston Rotaract is currently deliberating international service projects for the 2019-2020 Rotary Year.