Great Stories : Building East African wells that ACTUALLY work
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"The hungry ghost. It means no matter what you do, it's not enough. For people who want to do good in the world, the hungry ghost can always be hungrier. The desire to make an impact can be overwhelmed by the impact yet to be made." Jessica Sager is the Chief Strategy Officer for @wellawareworld and a featured speaker at LIVE's monthly storytelling series called "Great Stories"
Jessica Sager, Chief Strategy Officer of Well Aware, shares about how their program has helped over 61 communities in Kenya and Tanzania which has impacted over 250,000 lives through a 68% drop in diseases with an education increase of 35-65%.
8:45 "The things I love to do as Cheif Strategist officer include making the world a smaller place."
9:23 "I want to educate people on the second global water crisis. 60% of water systems fail in the world. Well Aware has a 100% success rate"
11:27 "You can't just decide to build 100 wells 100 meters deep, that's just not going to work. So what we do is pull hydro surveys on the land. We interview the community on what's worked. We look at rainwater. We tailor a solution that's best going to serve the community and something they can maintain over time."
13:00 "We define success by results over time. Not just the picture of hitting water but maintaining relationship over time, metrics like disease and education rates, maintain communication with the community..."
13:22 "We're absolutely growing. Currently we have 19 projects in que."
15:00 Shower Strike Campaign *very cool story*
18:13 Zach explains the LIVE A GREAT STORY story
P.S. Jessica was traveling in Mexico City last summer and saw a LIVE A GREAT STORY at the TOP TOP TOP of the Teotihuacan Pyramids!
Super cool for this to come full circle a full year later! There's a reason we say the stickers are magic ✨ Do you have sticker yet?! Buy them here