Saran Kaba Jones
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|Saran Kaba Jones|
Headshot of Saran Kaba Jones
June 21, 1982
|Occupation||Founder and CEO of FACE Africa
WEF Young Global Leader 2013
Saran Kaba Jones is a clean water advocate and social entrepreneur from Liberia. She is the founder of FACE Africa, an organization working to strengthen water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) infrastructure and services in rural communities across sub-Saharan Africa. She is World Economic Forum Young Global Leader and a 2016 TIME Magazine Next Generation Leader. Her work with FACE Africa has been profiled in the Boston Globe, and CNN Inside Africa.
Awards and Recognitions
- 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 Honoree
- Huffington Post “Greatest Person of the Day”
- Forbes Magazine’s 20 Youngest Power Women In Africa
- Sheffield, Carrie. "WATCH: Liberian activist: Charities "not doing what they're supposed to do" to address nation's water crisis".
- Baker, Aryn. "How an Activist Helped Her Country in an Unexpected Way".
- http://www.boston.com/ae/celebrity/articles/2011/03/28/facing_up_to_a_challenge/ Facing Up to a Challenge
- http://edition.cnn.com/2013/03/22/world/africa/face-africa-water-liberia/index.html One woman's mission to fix Liberia's water crisis
- http://downtownmagazinenyc.com/women-who-make-a-difference-honored-at-longines-and-towncountry-awards/ ‘Women Who Make a Difference’ Honored at Longines and Town&Country Awards
- https://www.theguardian.com/world/interactive/2013/mar/08/top-25-african-women-interactive?CMP=twt_gu Africa's top women achievers - nominated by you
- http://www.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
- Forbes: How Africa And Africans Are Responding To The Ebola Crisis
- All Africa: Liberian Named Young Global Leader
- Global Pulse: In the fight for gender equality in Africa, clean water plays a key role
- The Boston Globe: Boston groups helping Liberia respond to Ebola outbreak
- Salt and Diageo's 100 Inspiring Women
- All Africa: Liberia, RiverCess to Benefit From Hand-Pumps