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Western Africa is currently in the midst of the worst Ebola virus outbreak in history. According to the WHO, there have been 2,473 confirmed, probable, and suspect cases and 1,350 deaths in Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, and Sierra Leona, as of August, 18th 2014. Over one-third of all confirmed, probable, and suspect cases and deaths to date have occurred…

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…

Over four hundred people in James Town Annex, Liberia gained access to clean water this fall thanks to the the personal giving campaign of former Voss Foundation intern, Christina Rydland. The well, one of the eleven Voss Foundation has funded in Liberia this year with implementing partner FACE Africa, included the rehabilitation of a broken manual hand pump, local capacity-building…

Voss Foundation received an update from our implementing partner, FACE Africa, on “Signe’s Well,” our project in James Town Annex, Liberia. “Signe’s Well” is a project funded by the personal giving campaign of our former intern, Christina Rydland. James Town Annex is one of the three town annexes located in James Town, Rivercess District, where…

Saran Kaba Jones, the founder and executive director of our implementing partner FACE Africa, is currently in Liberia and has provided us with updates on our wells! “Signe’s Well,” our project in James Town Annex funded by the personal giving campaign of former intern Christina Rydland, is well underway. According to Saran Kaba Jones, FACE…

Voss Foundation is pleased to announce a new project in James Town Annex, Liberia, in collaboration with FACE Africa! “Signe’s Well” is a project funded by the personal giving campaign of a former Voss Foundation intern, Christina Rydland. Click here to learn her story! The James Town Annex project includes the rehabilitation of a broken…

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…

People often ask us why our projects differ from site to site.  Why, for example, have we installed solar powered pumps and storage tanks in Kenya, but handpumps in Liberia, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, or rope-and-pulley removable-cover wells in Mali?  The answer lies in our flexible approach adapting to local conditions.  We strive…

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