Saran Kaba Jones

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Saran Kaba Jones
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Saran Kaba

(1982-06-21) June 21, 1982 (age 37)
ResidenceBoston, Massachusetts, U.S.
OccupationFounder 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.[1] She is World Economic Forum Young Global Leader and a 2016 TIME Magazine Next Generation Leader.[2] Her work with FACE Africa has been profiled in the Boston Globe,[3] and CNN Inside Africa.[4][5]

Awards and Recognitions[edit]


  • MTV Africa Music Leadership Award


  • Guardian UK: listed as one of Africa's 25 Top Women Achievers[6]
  • 2013 World Economic Forum Young Global Leader [7]


  • Longines/ Town&Country "Women Who Make A Difference' Award[8]
  • 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"[9]
  • Forbes Magazine's 20 Youngest Power Women In Africa[10]


  1. ^ Sheffield, Carrie. "WATCH: Liberian activist: Charities "not doing what they're supposed to do" to address nation's water crisis".
  2. ^ Baker, Aryn. "How an Activist Helped Her Country in an Unexpected Way".
  3. ^ Facing Up to a Challenge
  4. ^ One woman's mission to fix Liberia's water crisis
  5. ^ 'Women Who Make a Difference' Honored at Longines and Town&Country Awards
  6. ^ Africa's top women achievers - nominated by you
  7. ^ [1]
  8. ^
  9. ^ A Liberian Refugee's Clean Water Mission
  10. ^ A Young African Woman And Her Water Legacy

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