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Voss Foundation donor Lene Maria for Rent Vann (Norwegian for “Lene Maria for Clean Water”) celebrated their fifth anniversary with a fundraiser on January 28, 2017 in Namsos, Norway. Our Board Member, Knut Brundtland, and our European Representative, Cecilie Malm Brundtland, joined Arnulf and Tove Bergum, the founders of Lene Maria for Rent Vann, and…

Our solar-powered water system in Masikita will get an upgrade this summer! Masikita, Lene Maria for Rent Vann’s first project with Voss Foundation and implementing partner Milgis Trust in the Samburu region of Kenya, was completed in 2013. Milgis Trust retrofitted a pre-existing borehole drilled by the government with a solar pump that pipes water to 4…

Earlier this year, Voss Foundation’s implementing partner Milgis Trust outfitted a well dug by the community with a solar-powered water system to provide water to the community of Lekeri in Samburu, Kenya.  Our Program Director, Caitlin Rackish, visited Lekeri in April and shared an update on the newly completed project.  Moses Lesoloyia, Milgis Trust’s Ground Manager, recently shared a project report that provided…

In 2014, Voss Foundation and implementing partner Milgis Trust completed our eighth solar-powered water system in the Samburu region of Kenya and our third project funded by the 2011 Just Around the Corner Art Auction. Clean water – pumped to two water tanks and piped to five water access points – (1) one standpipe next to the borehole, (2) one standpipe in the…

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…

Voss Foundation’s Program Director, Caitlin Rackish, recently returned from over three weeks in Eastern Africa where she spent time with our partners Milgis Trust in Kenya, Georges Malaika Foundation in the DRC, 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 Tenny…

We are thrilled to announce that the solar pump was installed last week at the Good Future and Hope Foundation (GF&H) Orphanage in Nakisunga, Uganda! The solar pump is connected to a borehole onsite at the orphanage and pumps water to a 10,000L storage tank. Water can now be piped from the tank directly to…

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….

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,…

Over two hundred people in Kpor Town, Liberia gained access to water and sanitation in April, 2014 thanks to the Lene Maria for Rent Vann campaign, Norwegian for “Lene Maria for Clean Water,” in memory of Lene Maria Bergum. The project, one of fourteen Voss Foundation has funded in Liberia with implementing partner FACE Africa since…

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