Social Entrepreneur. Saran Kaba Jones
Entrepreneur Woman. Saran Kaba Jones
Saran Kaba Jones is passionate about improving the living conditions of the local communities ravaged by war in the Sub Saharan region. Through her U.S.-based non-profit organization, FACE AFRICA, Saran has a project to supply clean water to remote communities in Liberia.
Since launching FACE Africa in January 2009, the organization has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars from JP Morgan Chase, Coca Cola, the Voss Foundation, P&G, Chevron and the Robert Bosch Foundation, among others; built over 50 WASH projects and reached 25,000 people in rural Liberia. More recently, FACE Africa was at the forefront of Ebola response efforts in Rivercess County, Liberia, where they conducted social mobilization, prevention and awareness and community engagement programs.
Saran is a Board Member of the UN Women Civil Society Advisory Group West/Center Africa and a 2013 World Economic Forum Young Global Leader. She was listed by the Guardian UK as one of Africa's 25 Top Women Achievers alongside President Joyce Banda of Malawi and Nobel Laureate Leymah Gbowee. In 2012, she received the Longines/ Town&Country “Women Who Make A Difference’ Award for her work with FACE Africa, and earlier that year she was listed by Black Enterprise as one of 10 International Women of Power to Watch and by Daily Muse as one of 12 Women to Watch. In 2011, Saran received the Applause Africa “Person of the Year” award and was the Voss Foundation’s Women Helping Women Honoree. She was also a Huffington Post “Greatest Person of the Day,” and listed as one of Forbes Magazine’s 20 Youngest Power Women In Africa.
Recognitions and Awards.
MTV Africa Music Leadership Award
Guardian UK: listed as one of Africa's 25 Top Women Achievers
2013 World Economic Forum Young Global Leader
Longines/ Town&Country "Women Who Make A Difference' Award
Black Enterprise as one of 10 International Women of Power to Watch
Daily Muse "12 Women to Watch"
Applause Africa "Person of the Year" award
Voss Foundation's Women Helping Women Honoré
Huffington Post "Greatest Person of the Day"
Forbes Magazine's 20 Youngest Power Women In Africa
https://huffingtonpost.com/2011/02/03/saran-kaba-jones_n_818346.html A Liberian Refugee's Clean Water Mission
https://www.forbes.com/sites/mfonobongnsehe/2011/07/11/saran-kaba-jones-a-young-african-woman-and-her-water-legacy/ A Young African Woman And Her Water Legacy
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