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Swaziland: WASH Systems Services and Support Report Recap At Voss Foundation we prefer to develop long-term relationships with our implementing partners. This choice means we have fewer partners, but it enables our partners to comprehensively address the water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) needs of not just one community but a whole district or region and…

“I believe that clean water is the most basic of human rights,” says longtime Voss Foundation supporter, Amy Canepa Donahue. “Without water there is no life, and it is shocking that in this day and age so many of the world’s poor are without it. I believe in Voss Foundation’s “ripple effect,” that providing something…

Voss Foundation’s 2012 and 2013 Women Helping Women projects in the Ntontozi Constituency in the Manzini Region Swaziland with implementing partners Gone Rural boMake and Rosecraft funded the construction of 7 boreholes, 285 VIP latrines, and capacity-building workshops. Gone Rural boMake recently shared a new report that evaluated how the water, sanitation, and hygiene projects have met anticipated outcomes thus far, identified challenges,…

Our beneficiary, Ntombi Mngomezulu, is one of many talented artisans who work for Gone Rural.  Gone Rural, Voss Foundation’s partner in Swaziland, is a wonderful group that empowers female artisans.  In addition to selling their unique handiwork, Gone Rural and their non-profit arm, Gone Rural boMake, together provide other essential services to the artisans and their…

Last week, artisans from around the world flew in for NEST’s first Artisan Summit in New York City. NEST, Voss Foundation’s partner in Swaziland, is a non-profit organization committed to collaborating with artisans in order to connect their workshops with the global market. With these local workshops, NEST is able to alleviate poverty, empower women,…

Our Executive Director, Kara Gerson, was quoted in The Guardian this week in an article by Leigh Stringer on brands building the foundation for sustainable business in Africa: “‘One challenge [for businesses] will be making sure moving operations to Africa is done fairly, so that both the workers and the business owners benefit from it…

Gone Rural boMake (GRb) and Rosecraft, our implementing partners in Swaziland, completed the implementation of our 2012 Women Helping Women project last October; however, donors may remember that only four of the five boreholes were completed at that time. This was because the original site for the fifth borehole, which fell between the borders of the KaNdinda and Mpini Cheifdoms, posed a problem. Issues of ownership…

We are pleased to present the completion report we just received from our 2012 Women Helping Women project in Swaziland! The Ntontozi Water and Sanitation Project addressed water, sanitation and hygiene threats faced by more than 6300 people (160 homesteads) in Ndinda and Ngyoyia in the KaNdinda Chiefdom. Our 2012 Women Helping Women events in San…

Anne Vilkati works with Gone Rural, an artisan group in Swaziland with which Voss Foundation has partnered to provide access to clean water to its members and their communities. Our 2012 Women Helping Women clean water project funded the construction of 5 wells and 33 latrines in Ndinda and Ngoyiya, in the Middleveld region. Currently,…

Our Program Assistant, Kathleen Yaworsky, just returned from Swaziland, where she visited our completed project there, met our local partners Gone Rural boMake and Rosecraft, and discussed possibilities for future collaboration. Three Voss Foundation donors joined her for the trip: Amy Canepa Donahue and Casey Eltringham, recipients of the VOSS Pure Intentions Award, and Casey’s…

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