Many of you remember Lucy Yeboah, a young ambitious Ghanaian woman who raised thousands of dollars to volunteer in a water treatment program in Tamale, Ghana with the non profit organization Saha Global. Miss. Yeboah desires to continue serving Ghana’s impoverished population, as she anticipates to be crowned Miss Ghana USA 2017. If crowned, Miss. Yeboah will have the opportunity to implement her platform named “WaterMyLife Initiative”, which aims to raise awareness on the importance of consuming purified water and water-borne diseases
due to cholera e-coli contamination.
Lucy Yeboah is focused on educating more Ghanaians on how the quality of a person’s health and life-expectancy can vary based on the type of water he or she consumes. Would you believe that nearly 40 percent of Ghana’s 25 million population are denied the right to access safe drinking water? (Safe Water Network) This clearly reveals a violation to a basic human right because life depends and thrives on clean water.
Lucy Yeboah’s core mission is to amplify the voices of Ghana’s neglected communities.
“I hope the purpose behind my platform resonates with many around the world. When I witnessed the Ghana water crisis while working with Saha Global, I realized we all have a part in alleviating the problem. This pageant is a wonderful opportuity to bring the urgency regarding Ghana’s contaminated water crisis to a broader audience.
Of course your support will contribute to the implementation of the WaterMyLife Initiative.
But by helping fund my pageant expenses, you are encouraging me to focus on my purpose behind running as a contestant. I will not be financially burdened and worrisome. You are also allowing me to afford the necessary training and adornment required to make me the best performing contestant in the pageant. This ultimately contributes to the likelyhood of earning the title as Miss Ghana USA 2017 and implementing the WaterMyLife initiative.
Additionally, my parents are low-income, working class individuals, with three other younger children to care after. I refuse to burden them with stresses of fees that could instead be used to provide for my younger siblings.
Whoever is able to give, will certainly reap an abundant return. Remember, you are investing in me: a young woman, who simply desires to use her God-given gifts and talents to assist those who have been generationally and historically neglected.
By increasing the sustainable living for Ghana’s impoverished population, I will be able to fufill that exact purpose.
With or without a futile, my desire will continue to burn.
‘One person gives freely, yet gains even more; another withholds unduly, but comes to poverty. A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed.’ Proverbs 11:24-25
Thank you in advance!”