Voss Foundation projects are found in rural and peri-urban areas of Sub-Saharan Africa with limited access to water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) infrastructure, and a high incidence of water-related diseases.
Our primary project focus is to provide sustainable access to clean water, sanitation, and hygiene WASH as a means to enable community driven development. However, we also provide support for secondary water-related needs based on local requests as water access is intrinsically linked to other development challenges.
Voss Foundation’s implementing partners help us identify communities most in need whose location, level of engagement, and political situation will allow for successful, sustainable projects. Together, we work with each community to explore unique models that comprehensively assess and address the diverse water and sanitation needs.
We support projects that are:
- appropriate (technologically, culturally, physically, environmentally)
- source labor and materials locally, to the maximum extent possible
- supported by and involve the beneficiary communities
- include all appropriate educational components
- maintainable and manageable for users
- affordable to implement, access, and maintain
- provide water of the highest quality possible
- provide adequate water supply
- include long-term follow-up
Every project is planned with an eye toward sustainability. In addition to involving the community in design and implementation of the project, we work with our partners to train the community about hygiene and sanitation as well as technical, operational, and financial management to ensure the clean water is used effectively and responsibly.
Voss Foundation has collaborated on projects in seven countries in Sub-Saharan Africa: the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Swaziland, and Uganda.
If you are interested in submitting a project proposal to Voss Foundation, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com to learn more about any of our projects.