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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…

In January 2013, Voss Foundation and Host Committee partnered on a multi-event charitable campaign that ultimately raised enough to fund a clean water well for the community of Zian Town in Liberia. With benefit parties at Manhattan hot spots Riff Raff’s and the Gansevoort Park Rooftop, hundreds of New Yorkers in their 20s and 30s made…

Four hundred people in Zian Town, Liberia gained access to clean water this Fall thanks to a group of young professionals in New York City and Voss Foundation’s partnership with Host Committee. Host Committee, an innovative tech startup that orchestrates private curated events at exclusive venues in New York, helped Voss Foundation’s Junior Committee, started by VOSS…

Voss Foundation recently received an update from our partner, FACE Africa, on the Host Committee well in Zian Town, Liberia. Thanks to the generous fundraising efforts from Voss Foundation’s New York Young Professionals and Host Committee, the Host Committee well is now in progress! Due to an unusual rainy season in Liberia, there have been…

Voss Foundation is pleased to announce a new project in Zian Town, Liberia, in collaboration with FACE Africa! The Voss Foundation Young Professionals sponsored the “Host Committee Well” through a series of fundraising events in partnership with Host Committee, an innovative tech startup that orchestrates private curated events at exclusive venues in New York, in…

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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