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“When I met the women of the Samburu tribe, I was struck by their tremendous strength,” says Norwegian jewelry artist Trine Ditlevsen. “Their struggles and endurance are incomprehensible for us to ever grasp.” Trine joined Voss Foundation on a donor trip to the opening ceremony of our Swari, Kenya, Women Helping Women clean water project…

You’re invited! Thursday, September 4th, from 11AM to 7PM, please join us at the Sophia Rose showroom at Jacob Aalls Gate 8 in Oslo (cross street: Middelthuns gate) to shop for charity: 100% of the dedicated Voss Foundation bracelets sales and 15% of all other proceeds will go to Voss Foundation. Get more information and…

Women Helping Women Oslo, on April 3, 2014, was a beautiful celebration of water, women, and sisterhood! Nearly 300 people were in attendance at Norwegian gallery FineArt to launch the sale of several different pieces of jewelry designed to benefit Voss Foundation, featuring glass drop necklaces by celebrity jewelry designer and artist Camilla Prytz.

Norwegian and American jewelry designers alike have been inspired by Voss Foundation and our work providing access to clean water, sanitation, and hygiene as a means to enable community development and raising awareness of the ongoing need in the region. Camilla Prytz, Trine Ditlevsen, and Tanya Ross, in Oslo, and Karen Egren in New York…

We are pleased to report progress being made at our projects in Kenya! See the glowing dispatches from our solar water systems up to four years after implementation, from Helen Douglas-Dufresne, of our local implementing partner Milgis Trust. Update from Latakwen: At Latakwen, the site of our first solar water system in Kenya, Helen reports…

Our president and founder, Knut Brundtland, and our European Representative, Cecilie Malm Brundtland, just came back from a trip to visit our Kenya projects! As soon as they arrived in the Samburu region, they were met by two eldermen who came to say hello and thank Voss Foundation for our work — the first time…

It’s been less than a year since the completion of our second Women Helping Women project, but access to clean water has already had an incredible impact on the Ndonyo Nasipa community. The community’s women and girls, who were burdened daily with the task of carrying water, have especially benefited from the new well. The…

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…

A Samburu woman thanks our Women Helping Women delegation at the opening of our most recent Ndonyo Nasipa well in Kenya. In the Samburu language, “thank you” is “ashauling” and “water” is “ngare” — if you listen closely, can you hear her say those words?

Click to view:  A delegation of Samburu women lead some of our Women Helping Women donors to the water opening ceremony at Ndonyo Nasipa  

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