Category Archives: Thank you!

Looking Back on 2 Years in Ghana

One of my favorite Ghanaian expressions is “small small” or “bayla bayla” as it’s known in Dagbani. Ghanaians use this expression all the time. Let me give you a few examples. You go to a chop bar in Tamale to … Continue reading

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To the 2014 Summer Fellows

  Dear Jeremy, Selena, Cara, Brielle, Nicole S., Sarah S., Christina, Melissa, Claire B., Claire C., Josh, Sofia, Robert, Camille, Phoebe, Brandee, Elijah, Michaela, Abby F., Naomi, Danya, Ana B., Remy, Ben, Erin, Sarah R., Miles, Abby T., Kelly, Ann, … Continue reading

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Update from the Kurugu Vohoyili Solar Pilot

It has been almost 3 weeks since the solar center opened in Kurugu Vohoyili. The solar center entrepreneurs, Ayi and Fuseina, report that business is going well. Community members say the lanterns are useful for cooking, studying, working at night … Continue reading

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Jarayili: Results and Reflections from Abby

I’m contemplating my last two weeks in Tamale as I sip my favorite African cider, Savannah Dry, at Accra’s airport while waiting to board my flight to Johannesburg.  My time in Ghana was wonderful and I am really sad to … Continue reading

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Thank you!

Thank you all for supporting Community Water Solutions’ Indiegogo Campaign, Salamatu’s Story! Our team was completely overwhelmed by the sheer number of people who donated to the campaign, tweeted, emailed, “liked” and shared the link! We are so grateful for … Continue reading

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Social Enterprise Winners!

The CWS team is very excited to announce the winners of the CWS Social Enterprise Competition: Innova(Sun)! The Innova(Sun) team is made up of Fellow Alumni, Ben Powell and Mark Moeremans. Despite Mark being stuck in Europe for work and … Continue reading

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CWS on BostonInno Today

Great new article about CWS on BostonInnovation.com today! Check it out! Thanks BostonInno for helping spread the word about our work!

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Annual Benefit Success

The Community Water Solutions’ Second Annual Benefit was a huge success! Thanks to the support of our amazing event committee (Sarah, Mike, Sarah, Nick, Christine, Vanessa, and Marc), generous event sponsors, Foley Hoag, Goodwin Proctor & Wolf Greenfield, and, of … Continue reading

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Fellow Farewell

Yesterday morning, our 23 Summer Fellows and their Fellowship Leaders boarded the bus to Accra and the 2012 Summer Fellowship Program officially came to an end. I know that I say this at the end of every program, but these … Continue reading

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Reflections of an (almost-former) Ghana Country Director

I can’t believe its been a year. A year already? A year only?! Volunteering with Community Water Solutions this year was an experience that I am struggling to summarize. I could go by those landmark successes (and failures): – Opening … Continue reading

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