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Dear Friends, Wow! What a year 2014 has been! I think the best way to sum it up is a year of superlatives, as we reached impressive milestones and broke records in our impact and that of our incredible supporters. In our sixth year, we funded the construction of 21 clean water access points and…

Voss Foundation was established with a singular idea: that a lack of access to clean water should not impede development in Sub-Saharan Africa. In 2008, this was what inspired then-VOSS-CEO Knut Brundtland, our founder, as he learned of the lack of access to such a vital resource and contemplated his responsibility as the CEO of…

Dear Friends, Voss Foundation’s fifth year is coming to an end and we have much to celebrate! In this anniversary year, we funded the construction of 16 clean water access points and 49 sanitation facilities in Kenya, Liberia, and Swaziland! That brings us to a total of 68 clean water access points and 159 sanitation…

Corporate social responsibility is a term thrown around with a lot of enthusiasm these days, but not a lot of clarity. As an international development executive with a personal passion for public-private partnerships, I believe CSR is too often considered as a charitable add-on, a narrowly defined marketing function segregated from the rest of the…

Our Executive Director, Kara Gerson, attended the WASH Sustainability Forum at the World Bank in Washington, DC on March 11-12, hosted by The World Bank Group, UNICEF, Global Water Challenge, WASH Advocates, Aguaconsult, and the IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre. We asked her to report back on the event: Hi Voss Foundation supporters! I…

Dear Friends, As 2012 draws to a close and Voss Foundation looks ahead to our fifth year, I am overjoyed to take account of how far we have come. In this year alone, we have funded the construction of 10 water access points and 30 sanitation facilities in Kenya, Ethiopia, and Swaziland! For the fourth…

Dear friends, It’s hard to believe 2011 is already coming to a close! We have accomplished so much this year, constructing 15 new water access points in 4 countries: Kenya, Ethiopia, the D.R. Congo, and a new nation, Liberia! Once more, our wells and water systems have brought access to clean water to communities, schools,…

Season’s Greetings from the Voss Foundation! At a time when many of us count our blessings, it is important to remember those who are less fortunate, including people who lack access to the most basic necessities for survival. Many of the things that those of us in rich, developed nations take for granted are a…

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