Wednesday, February 14, 2007
Jessica Freeman, a 16-year-old Newton resident and junior at Dana Hall School in Wellesley has parlayed the sales of Valentine’s Day chocolates into something sweeter: helping a community in Zambia transport water from the local river into their village.
On a recent trip to Africa, Freeman visited a village made of mud huts that had no running water. Villagers needed water rollers, a wheelbarrow-like device, priced at $150.00 each to retrieve water from the river is with water rollers
Freeman launched an effort to raise money for them and sold 650 bags of Hershey’s Hugs yielding $650, or 4 water rollers for the Zambia Water Project.