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Voss Foundation’s Program Officer Caitlin Rackish recently returned from three weeks in Kenya and Uganda. We asked her to report back on the trip: Hi Voss Foundation supporters! As mentioned in my trip preview, March 2014 marked the 5-year anniversary of the completion of Voss Foundation’s first water project, a solar-powered water system funded by VOSS…

A solar-powered water system that will pump water 5km to provide Milgis School and the community of Ilgwe Eldome in Samburuland, Kenya will be complete by the end of April. Voss Foundation’s Program Officer, Caitlin Rackish, visited the site twice on her recent trip to this northern Kenyan region, where she visited six of our…

In October 2013, Voss Foundation and implementing partner Milgis Trust completed the rehabilitation of an old government borehole and the construction of five new water access points in the communities of Seren and Kasipo  in Samburuland, Kenya. This was our second project funded by the 2011 Just Around the Corner Art Auction. Clean water, pumped to a water tank and…

Sometimes implementation of our water projects doesn’t go according to plan, despite careful advance work and assessments. In such situations, Voss Foundation is glad to be working with trusted partners in whom we place great confidence. On Monday, FACE Africa, Voss Foundation’s implementing partner in Liberia, informed us that, due to unforeseen environmental challenges, work…

“One of the many reasons we like to work with Voss Foundation is that they, like we, want to see the projects that they fund last for ever! Not like many projects that we see in Northern Kenya that last for, give or take, 3-6 months and  that’s the end. In fact these days there’s…

A well rehabilitation and school improvement project at the Milgis Trust School in Ilgwe Eldome is underway! This is the third clean water project funded by Lene Maria for Rent Vann (or, Lene Maria for Clean Water, in English) in memory of Lene Maria Bergum, and their  second in Kenya. Inspired by the connection between water and…

Jewelry designer Carolyn Roumeguere grew up in Kenya. Born in Paris, she was raised with the Maasai tribe when her mother, a social anthropologist, married a Maasai warrior. Carolyn says, I learned from a young age that without water, there is no life. The livestock die, and the people too…I experienced living with no running…

European Representative Anette Krosby recently led a trip to attend the opening of our sixth clean water project in Kenya. This solar-powered water system serves the communities of Seren and Kasipo in the northern Samburu region and is the second project funded by our 2011 Just Around the Corner Art Auction in Norway. Anette submitted…

Our second Just Around the Corner Art Auction-funded clean water project for the Seren and Kasipo communities in Samburuland, Kenya is “going at full gallop,” according to an update Voss Foundation received Friday, September 13th, from our implementing partners, Milgis Trust. On Wednesday, September 4th, Pete and Frances went down to Nairobi to collect the…

When the Bergum family traveled to Masikita in Samburuland, Kenya last February to attend the opening ceremony of their first water project in memory of Lene Maria Bergum, they learned about the impact that running water had on the local primary school from David, the headmaster. They also learned about Milgis School, a primary school…

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