Saran Kaba Jones, Ladybrille Woman of the Month January 2010, continues to attract attention for all her hard work and passion to ensure all citizens of Liberia have clean water. The Huffington Post recently bestowed on Saran the honor of “Greatest Person of the Day!” Congratulations to Ms. Kaba-Jones.
“Clean water is not just a matter of life, it’s a matter of dignity.”
This edict guides the work of Saran Kaba Jones, 28, the founder and director of FACE Africa, a nonprofit organization providing clean, safe drinking water to the people of Liberia.
Raised in Liberia until she was 8 years old, when her family fled just before the country’s 14-year-long civil war, Saran always knew she wanted to go back to the country to help. She ended up in America in 1999 to study in Boston.
“I always knew growing up I wanted to do something to help with rebuilding efforts in the country,” she said. “I was so fortunate, unlike a lot of other young people, to leave before the war started. I always knew I wanted to do something to help others who didn’t have the type of opportunities that I did.””
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