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At Voss Foundation, we pride ourselves on transparency, which is why we feel it is so important to share the following story: We recently learned that one of the solar panels was stolen from our water system in Swari, Voss Foundation’s first Women Helping Women project, with Milgis Trust in the Samburu District of Kenya….

Site Overview Local partner: Milgis Trust Project Type: dig a well connected to a solar-powered water system that pipes water to 3 access points; train water watchmen on maintenance and management of the water system Water access points: 1) community standpipe, (2) the school, (3) the dispensary Funding source: Women Helping Women Project Description: Swari “

We are pleased to report progress being made at our projects in Kenya! See the glowing dispatches from our solar water systems up to four years after implementation, from Helen Douglas-Dufresne, of our local implementing partner Milgis Trust. Update from Latakwen: At Latakwen, the site of our first solar water system in Kenya, Helen reports…

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Update from Latakwen: After expanding the school at Latakwen, site of our first solar water system in Kenya, and following the increase in students due to our water project, the local government has now expanded the hospital with a new maternity wing served by clean water.  Traditionally, Samburu women give birth at home in their…

Our president and founder, Knut Brundtland, and our European Representative, Cecilie Malm Brundtland, just came back from a trip to visit our Kenya projects! As soon as they arrived in the Samburu region, they were met by two eldermen who came to say hello and thank Voss Foundation for our work — the first time…

It’s been over a year since the opening of the water system in Swari, and we have some great news on our continuing success from our friends and partners at Milgis Trust: Currently in construction in Swari is a new health clinic funded by the government. This clinic would not have gone ahead without the…

In February 2010, some of the Women Helping Women supporters traveled to Kenya to attend the opening ceremony of the water project they had funded in the Samburu village of Swari. To bring clean-water access to Swari, nearly 150 Norwegian women donated NOK2000 each. Every single contribution went directly to help women and girls in…

Last week, Voss Foundation European Representatives Cecilie Malm Brundtland and Anette Krosby attended the opening of the Swari project in Samburuland, Kenya, along with some of the Norwegian women who helped to fund the water system through Women Helping Women. We will post some more photos and reports from the trip soon, but thought you…

We recently got an update and some pictures of the Swari project currently underway in Kenya, from Stella at Milgis Trust: The pipeline trench is now fully completed and the kisima (water hole) is currently being dug for the solar water pump – this will be approximately 30-40 feet.  Pete made a great judgement with…

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