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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…

Nearly 200 women and men at Voss Foundation’s Fourth Annual Women Helping Women New York Luncheon on November 14th, 2013, raised over $75,000 to fund clean water access and sanitation projects for Sub-Saharan African women and their communities through ticket sales, donations, and Voss Foundation’s African Bazaar. Supermodel, actress and philanthropist Selita Ebanks, who was…

The lack of a consistent supply of water, coupled with poor sanitation continue to be two of the major factors that inhibit health, development, food security, and women’s empowerment in Swaziland. The generous support of our 2012 Women Helping Women Project funded the construction of 5 boreholes, 100 latrines, and capacity-building workshops, benefiting 6,300 people…

For the second year in a row, our Women Helping Women San Francisco raised enough money to fund a clean water system in Swaziland! Following a hugely successful 2012 luncheon at the Ritz-Carlton, Voss Foundation Board member Charlot Malin and generous supporter Suzy Kellems Dominik invited guests to an intimate cocktail reception at the Of…

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…

  This year, Voss Foundation completed a water and sanitation project in the KaNdinda Chiefdom in Swaziland with the generous support of our Women Helping Women 2012 donors. This project benefits approximately 6,300 people and to combat the water, sanitation, and hygiene challenges faced by the female artisans affiliated with Gone Rural and Rosecraft, two…

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