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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…

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…

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Management Committees are essential to ensure the sustainability of community water systems. Voss Foundation has observed over the years, throughout the implementation of our various projects, how important it is that the community feels responsible for and has developed the capacity to manage the maintenance and operation of its own…

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…

Now that the glorious rains have ended (more about that later), work is finally able to get started in Nyiroyia, the site of our newest water project in Kenya with our partners Milgis Trust. Nyiroyia is located in the Marsabit district, an extremely arid area east of the Ndoto Mountains, near the Samburu region of…

Sustainability and community empowerment are of utmost importance to the Voss Foundation; every single one of our projects aims to make sure our beneficiaries can take ownership of and maintain their own wells and water systems after implementation is complete. One way we achieve this is by encouraging villages to enact a very small water…

We are thrilled to announce that our May 22nd art auction with Sotheby’s at the Kistefos Museum outside Oslo, Norway raised NOK 4.2 million (£ 467,000) to improve the lives of people in Africa with access to clean water! The Just Around the Corner Art Auction shattered an outrageous number of records. It was the…

On the same day, the Kistefos Museet is inviting you to an Artist Talk with the world-renowned British artist, Marc Quinn. Check out the invitation!

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