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Implementation of a solar water system is underway for the community of Lekeri, Voss Foundation’s ninth project in collaboration with Milgis Trust in the Samburu region of Kenya. The project will outfit a well recently dug by the community with a solar-powered pump. The system will pump water to two water access points: one standpipe next to the…

On August 8th, 2014 our European Representative Cecilie Malm Brundtland (pictured far left) joined Tove and Arnulf Bergum at the opening ceremony of their second clean water project with Voss Foundation’s partner, Milgis Trust, in the Samburu district of Kenya, in memory of their daughter Lene Maria Bergum. Here is Cecilie’s trip report: More than…

Next week the Bergum family will attend the opening ceremony of the second Lene Maria for Rent Vann project with implementing partner Milgis Trust in the Samburu region of Kenya: the Milgis School and Ilgwe Eldome. Cecilie Malm Bruntland, our European Representative, will join the Bergums for the opening ceremony. She will share a report of the opening…

Over two hundred people in Kpor Town, Liberia gained access to water and sanitation thanks to the Lene Maria for Rent Vann (or, Lene Maria for Clean Water, in English) campaign in memory of Lene Maria Bergum. The project, one of fourteen Voss Foundation has funded in Liberia with implementing partner FACE Africa since 2011, and the first in Margibi County, included the construction of…

A well rehabilitation and school improvement project at the Milgis Trust School in Ilgwe Eldome is underway! This is the third clean water project funded by Lene Maria for Rent Vann (or, Lene Maria for Clean Water, in English) in memory of Lene Maria Bergum, and their  second in Kenya. Inspired by the connection between water and…

When the Bergum family traveled to Masikita in Samburuland, Kenya last February to attend the opening ceremony of their first water project in memory of Lene Maria Bergum, they learned about the impact that running water had on the local primary school from David, the headmaster. They also learned about Milgis School, a primary school…

When the Bergum family surpassed their goal to raise 360,000 NOK ($60,000 USD) to fund a water project in Masikita, Kenya to honor the memory of their daughter, Lene Maria, they didn’t stop. Instead, inspired by the commitment of the Norwegian community who supported their efforts through creative fundraising campaigns, they set a new goal:…

Two years after Utøya, Lene Maria Bergum‘s parents, Tove and Arnoff, continue to honor their daughter’s memory – and inspire us at Voss Foundation – through their support of clean water projects in Sub-Saharan Africa. Thanks to Lene Maria for Rent Vann, five communities in Rivercess County, Liberia now have access to clean water. Kpor Town project implementation…

Our fourth project in Rivercess, Liberia with FACE Africa is complete, thanks to Lene Maria for Rent Vann! This clean water project has a special place in our hearts, because it was constructed at the newly built compound for people with disabilities in Cestos City, providing access to clean water to the disabled residents. The hand…

  At the opening ceremony in Masikita, we talked with community members about what access to clean water means to them.  Here are some of the observations they made: (1) Clean water is safe for the children and we will not get cholera. (2)With clean water you don’t get diseases and you are able to…

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