Author: Kathleen Kelso

Kathleen lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where she works for the Refugee Resettlement team at the Nationalities Service Center. Her passions include writing, gender equality activism, and studying languages--she is currently pursuing Spanish, Arabic, and French.

SEATTLE — Solea Water describes its approach to clean water projects as “community-empowerment oriented sustainable water solutions.” This reflects the organization’s commitment to service through partnership rather than unilateral action. Once Solea raises enough money to fund a water project and targets a region in need, the team and its partners form a water committee of Solea Water volunteers and community members. The committee’s collaborative planning and work includes “education [and] training…that empower communities and leave them capable of managing their own project in the future.” The organization prides itself on maintaining close relations with the communities it serves, even…

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