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There is a bevy of activity at the Kalebuka village well. Noella Coursaris Musunka, founder of Georges Malaika Foundation, our implementing partner in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) sent us two photos of women at the well earlier this week. The well, which was completed in August 2011, was funded by our Give A Drop partnership with Jewel’s Project Clean Water and Sir Richard…

Our beneficiary, Ntombi Mngomezulu, is one of many talented artisans who work for Gone Rural.  Gone Rural, Voss Foundation’s partner in Swaziland, is a wonderful group that empowers female artisans.  In addition to selling their unique handiwork, Gone Rural and their non-profit arm, Gone Rural boMake, together provide other essential services to the artisans and their…

We thank all of our supporters who have expressed concern about Voss Foundation’s partners and projects in Liberia in the recent Ebola outbreak in West Africa. We spoke to our partner FACE Africa today and they confirm that all staff and consultants are healthy so far. As the only NGO currently working in rural Rivercess…

Next week the Bergum family will attend the opening ceremony of the second Lene Maria for Rent Vann project with implementing partner Milgis Trust in the Samburu region of Kenya: the Milgis School and Ilgwe Eldome. Cecilie Malm Bruntland, our European Representative, will join the Bergums for the opening ceremony. She will share a report of the opening…

Last week, artisans from around the world flew in for NEST’s first Artisan Summit in New York City. NEST, Voss Foundation’s partner in Swaziland, is a non-profit organization committed to collaborating with artisans in order to connect their workshops with the global market. With these local workshops, NEST is able to alleviate poverty, empower women,…

“It felt like traveling without a passport!” -Legendary fashion photographer, Andrea Blanch. On Monday, July 21st, Voss Foundation gathered our African Bazaar Committee at the Deborah Hughes Inc. offices to curate our 2014 African Bazaar. Celebrity stylist Robert Verdi, Andrea Blanch, designer Bonnie Young, jewelry designer McKenzie Liautaud, lifestyle guru to the stars, Latham Thomas, and Etienne Aigner‘s…

Long-time Voss Foundation supporters artist Beth O’Donnell, jewelry designer Carolyn Roumeguere and Bill Cummings and Bernt Heiberg of Heiberg Cummings Design invite you for an open studio, jewelry trunk show, and African Bazaar in East Hampton, NY, celebrating Voss Foundation’s six years of providing access to clean water in Kenya with Milgis Trust. Friday, August…

Almost four months after the completion of the Georgica Well, our project with implementing partner FACE Africa in the community of Little Liberia, in the rural Timbo District of Rivercess County, Liberia, the FACE Africa team returned for a visit and took some pictures of the well in action!     The Georgica Well was funded in 2013 by the…

On July 3rd, Blue Bloods’ actress Sami Gayle and Victoria’s Secret model Vita Sidorkina hosted the Second Annual Georgica Clean Water Benefit for Voss Foundation, which raised over $14,000 in support of our work providing access to clean water, sanitation, and hygiene as a means to enable community-driven development in Sub-Saharan Africa and raising awareness of the ongoing need in the…

Construction of a solar powered water system is underway at the Good Future and Hope (GF&H) orphanage in Nakisunga. This is Voss Foundation’s first project with GF&H, and our first project in Uganda. The GF&H orphanage borehole is also the seventh project funded by Give A Drop, Voss Foundation’s partnership with Jewel’s Project Clean Water and Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Unite to address the…

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