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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 three hundred people in Jay Town, Liberia gained access to clean water this fall thanks to the personal giving campaign of VOSS Water’s South Florida Brand Manager, Casey Eltringham. The well, one of the eleven Voss Foundation has funded in Liberia with implementing partner FACE Africa this year, included the construction of a hand-dug well fitted with a manual…

Voss Foundation is excited to announce a new project in Jay Town, Liberia, in collaboration with FACE Africa! “Casey’s Well” is a project funded by the personal giving campaign of VOSS Water’s South Florida Brand Manager, Casey Eltringham. Click here to learn her story! The Jay Town project includes the construction of a new hand dug…

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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