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Our solar-powered water system in Masikita will get an upgrade this summer! Masikita, Lene Maria for Rent Vann’s first project with Voss Foundation and implementing partner Milgis Trust in the Samburu region of Kenya, was completed in 2013. Milgis Trust retrofitted a pre-existing borehole drilled by the government with a solar pump that pipes water to 4…

Our Program Director, Caitlin Rackish, is off on another adventure! This March and April, Caitlin will spend nearly a month traveling to Rwanda, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (twice), Uganda, and Kenya (twice). She will be visiting our existing partners Milgis Trust in Kenya, Georges Malaika Foundation in the DRC, and Good Future &…

Since 2008, Voss Foundation and Milgis Trust, our longest-standing partner, have implemented 9 water projects in the Samburu region of Kenya that provide water to 10 communities: Kileswa, Latakwen, Lekeri, Masikita, Milgis School and Ilgwe Eldome, Ndonyo Nasipa, Seren and Kasipo, Swari, and Urra – via 31 access points. Pete Ilsley recently worked with Moses Lesoloyia and Lazaro, Milgis…

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…

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…

  “The stamp in my passport says I’m home in Norway, but my head is definitely still in Samburu. The Bergums, the opening of the new source, the camel journey…the Samburus…all went very well it seems and I will never ever forget the smiles on all those happy people in Masikita that got water to…

  At the opening ceremony in Masikita, we talked with community members about what access to clean water means to them.  Here are some of the observations they made: (1) Clean water is safe for the children and we will not get cholera. (2)With clean water you don’t get diseases and you are able to…

Photo courtesy of Namdalsavisa Before, our children had to fetch water from the stream and carry the water to the school. For the first time [there]is running water in the school. Please take our gratitude – God bless you. We will be with you to remember Lene Maria. – David, Headmaster, Masikita School The school…

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…

Our European Representative Cecilie Malm Brundtland (on the left, in the photo above) led the Bergum family on a site visit to attend the opening ceremony of their first clean water project, in Masikita, Kenya, in memory of Lene Maria Bergum. Here is Cecilie’s report, in her own words:   February 22 (Friday) Friday morning…

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