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This January, Voss Foundation’s European Representatives Cecilie Malm Brundtland and Anette Krosby received holiday greetings from our local contact in the Dogon region of Mali, and a brief update from our projects in Kanikombole and Pel. Cecilie and Anette visited the villages in 2009 with former Magnum Photos President Stuart Franklin, and remain in contact with our friends there.   Karembe Allaye writes:…

Voss Foundation received a letter on July 15th from our implementing partner about our project in Kanikombole in the Dogon Region of Mali. We were thrilled to receive an update on the community given the current situation in Mali. The villagers of Kanikombole sent their greetings and confirmed that the wells, completed in 2009, still…

We received word over the holidays from our local contacts for our projects in Mali, who send greetings and thanks. They are happy to report that the Voss Foundation wells continue to provide access to clean water to the communities of Kanikombole and Pel, in the Dogon region of Mali. Voss Foundation completed both projects…

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…

On Thursday, November 4th, the Arthur Ross Gallery at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia hosted the opening of The Dogon: Work, Women, and Water. The show will be on display at the Ivy League university through January 9th. In the photo above, Dejay Duckett and Lynn Marsden-Atlass of Arthur Ross Gallery, Danielle Jackson of…

Mark Borghi Fine Art 2426 Main Street Bridgehampton, NY Saturday, August 28th 6 – 9 pm Please join the Voss Foundation to celebrate the opening night of The Dogon exhibit at the Bridgehampton, NY location of renowned Mark Borghi Fine Art. 100% of proceeds of sales of The Dogon photographs go directly to the Voss…

CERI 25 Centre Street Nantucket, MA July 31st 10 am – 8 pm Please join the Voss Foundation for a celebration of The Dogon in Nantucket at CERI, the women’s designer boutique. CERI will generously donate 10% of sales throughout the day to the Voss Foundation and its work building and rehabilitating wells in Africa….

By providing clean water in Pel, Mali, we have doubled women’s average income! Thanks to the five wells we are rehabilitating in the village, women no longer spend their days searching for clean water. They can devote more time to growing healthy and inexpensive food for their families and generating their own incomes…by selling the…

Progress in Pel is well underway, with three of our five wells already rehabilitated! Above is a photo of Well No. 2 after rehabilitation; below, you can see what it looked like before: Notice how much safer and more secure the new well is, with sturdier construction, protective enclosures, and a cover to keep people,…

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