Saran Kaba Jones is a Liberian activist at the head of Face Africa.
It is an organization fighting poverty and the water crisis in Liberia by installing water pumps. In 2013, The Guardian ranked her among the 25 most influential women in Africa. Saran was born in Liberia. But she left Liberia at the age of eight, shortly before the civil war began. Her father being a diplomat, Saran lived in several countries such as Côte D’Ivoire, Egypt and France before settling in the United States in 1999. She returned to Liberia nearly 20 years later to find a country in need. It has made it its mission to help, specifically to facilitate access to drinking water and sanitation. In addition, she also advocates for the empowerment of women and girls through education and vocational training.
Since the launch of Face Africa in January 2009, the organization has received hundreds of thousands of dollars from structures such as JP Morgan Chase, Coca Cola, the Voss Foundation, P & G, Chevron and the Robert Bosch Foundation.
Indeed, she has built more than 50 projects related to water. In addition, it has reached 25,000 people living in rural areas of Liberia. More recently, Face Africa has carried out social mobilization, prevention, awareness and community engagement actions to combat Ebola.