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Status Updates for Milgis Trust Water Projects Since 2008, Voss Foundation has funded 13 solar-powered water systems with implementing partner Milgis Trust in the Samburu region of Kenya. In addition, Voss Foundation has provided three grants for ongoing maintenance and management of these systems with funding raised through the  Just Around the Corner (JAC) 2011…

The Women Helping Women campaign began in Norway in 2009 when a group of Norwegian women came together to fund a clean water system for the community of Swari in the northern Samburu District of Kenya. In 2010, Voss Foundation held the first Women Helping Women New York luncheon, which raised funds for the first…

The ongoing success of the Malaika School for Girls (FKA Georges Malaika Foundation School for Girls) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo attests to the ripple effect of clean, safe water on both Malaika and the surrounding community of Kalebuka. The Malaika School has increased its enrollment from the initial number of 106 girls…

Voss Foundation’s Program Director, Caitlin Rackish, spent over three weeks in Eastern Africa with our partners Milgis Trust in Kenya, Malaika (formerly known as the Georges Malaika Foundation) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Good Future & Hope in Uganda. While there, Caitlin visited our water, sanitation, and hygiene projects funded by Women Helping Women, Jewel’s Project Clean Water and Virgin Unite through Give A Drop, Lene Maria for Rent Vann, and Kim 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…

Our Program Director, Caitlin Rackish, is off on another adventure! This March and April, Caitlin will spend nearly a month traveling to Rwanda, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (twice), Uganda, and Kenya (twice). She will be visiting our existing partners Milgis Trust in Kenya, Georges Malaika Foundation in the DRC, and Good Future &…

At Voss Foundation, we pride ourselves on transparency, which is why we feel it is so important to share the following story: We recently learned that one of the solar panels was stolen from our water system in Swari, Voss Foundation’s first Women Helping Women project, with Milgis Trust in the Samburu District of Kenya….

It may be cold and snowy at Voss Foundation’s offices in Oslo and New York, but flowers are in bloom at the Georges Malaika School for Girls in Kalebuka, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, thanks to our water project! The well that Voss Foundation funded in 2010 through our Women Helping Women campaign to…

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,…

Drilling is underway on the first of the two boreholes co-funded by Voss Foundation’s 2014 Women Helping Women campaign and Give A Drop, Voss Foundation’s partnership with Jewel’s Project Clean Water and Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Unite to address the worldwide water problem, and GAD’s second project with GF&H. Noella Coursaris Musunka, Founder and CEO of the Georges Malaika Foundation, and…

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