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From Wisconsin to Western Africa: Local non profits work to build school in Sierra Leone

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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The World Health Organization and UNICEF estimate that one in three people globally lack access to safe drinking water.  In Wisconsin, three non-profits are tackling this life-threatening problem especially in hard-hit Sierra Leone in western Africa.

Geological Engineer and Wisconsin native Chris Jimieson and along with Milwaukee native Maria Nicholas-Groves each lead non-profit organizations helping to construct a school in Sierra Leone’s Koinadugu district.

On CBS 58 Sunday Morning, Michael Schlesinger highlighted their work to improve access and save lives.

Click here to learn more about Strides for Africa, Feeding Mouths Filling Minds, or Project 1808.

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