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As The New York Times reported earlier this month, the Horn of Africa is currently suffering from “the worst drought in 60 years.” Fortunately, our friend Helen from Milgis Trust has assured us that all three of the Voss Foundation wells in Kenya are working perfectly despite the severe water shortage. Unfortunately, many people from northeastern…

It’s been over a year since the opening of the water system in Swari, and we have some great news on our continuing success from our friends and partners at Milgis Trust: Currently in construction in Swari is a new health clinic funded by the government. This clinic would not have gone ahead without the…

On October 21st, a number of the Voss Foundation’s European Women Helping Women supporters gathered at Blomqvist Kunsthandel in Oslo. Former Norwegian Prime Minister Kjell Magne Bondevik spoke to the women about the political situation in Kenya today, which was very interesting. Attendees were also very lucky to have Dr. Anders R Seim to talk…

In February 2010, some of the Women Helping Women supporters traveled to Kenya to attend the opening ceremony of the water project they had funded in the Samburu village of Swari. To bring clean-water access to Swari, nearly 150 Norwegian women donated NOK2000 each. Every single contribution went directly to help women and girls in…

Last week, Voss Foundation European Representatives Cecilie Malm Brundtland and Anette Krosby attended the opening of the Swari project in Samburuland, Kenya, along with some of the Norwegian women who helped to fund the water system through Women Helping Women. We will post some more photos and reports from the trip soon, but thought you…

We recently got an update and some pictures of the Swari project currently underway in Kenya, from Stella at Milgis Trust: The pipeline trench is now fully completed and the kisima (water hole) is currently being dug for the solar water pump – this will be approximately 30-40 feet.  Pete made a great judgement with…

Nearly 100 women came to Blomqvist Kunsthandel in Oslo Wednesday night to celebrate the success of the Women Helping Women / Kvinner Hjelper Kvinner fundraising campaign. Over 180 women have joined the group so far, collectively raising more than enough money for their original Swari project in Kenya; the Voss Foundation is currently evaluating proposals…

Some more updates and photos of our Swari project, from our friends at the Milgis Trust! The first photo, above is of a meeting earlier this month. It shows the Swari area chief Mr. Lenkaaka giving a speech to the Swari community (mostly women) and thanking Milgis Trust and Voss Foundation for bringing water to…

Due to poor Internet access in Samburuland, we just received two consecutive emails at once from our friends at Milgis, updating us on the preparations to begin in Swari and the continued success of the Latawken project. Stella writes: I’m afraid to report that the Milgis ecosystem and its surrounds is yet to receive a…

Stella, our fantastic friend at Milgis Trust in Kenya, sent us some photos of Swari, our Women Helping Women village in the Samburu region.  She also sent some beautiful photos of the Samburu women our Norwegian women are helping.  Thank you, Stella!

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