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Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Dana Hall candy sales helps Zambian village


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.

-- Erica Noonan and Susan Lebovits

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