January 6, 2012
Our 2011 Women Helping Women water project in Liberia is complete! Thanks to all of your efforts, we have been able to work with FACE Africa to build a life-altering water system at the Hope Mission School in the Bernard Farm Community of Paynesville, Liberia. The water system is comprised of a hand-dug well with a manual pump, a six-compartment latrine and hand-washing station with storage room. Additionally, the project provides for the formation of a Health Club at the school, a WASH (Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene) Service Management Committee in the community, and the training of three pump mechanics. The project was dedicated to the community and inaugurated on December 12, 2011.
Saran Kaba Jones, our 2011 Women Helping Women honoree and founder of FACE Africa says,
”FACE Africa is extremely grateful for the generosity of those donors who funded the Hope Mission School project through the Voss Foundation. Collaborating with the Voss Foundation on this water system has increased our capacity to serve even more children and we hope that this is just the beginning of a fruitful partnership. I am heartened to think how many lives we have changed with this single well already. On behalf of the men, women and children whose futures will be changed by the generosity of the Voss Foundation and all who contributed to the 2011 Women Helping Women campaign, which made this most vital project a reality, FACE Africa and I thank you!”
Thank you to all our Women Helping Women donors who made this project possible!
Read the final report to learn more about how we achieved such success!