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We are thrilled to announce that on May 31st, Voss Foundation again shattered records at our Just Around the Next Corner Art Auction at Kistefos Museum outside Oslo, Norway, raising NOK 11 Million (nearly $1.5 Million) to improve the lives of people across Sub-Saharan Africa with access to clean water, sanitation, and hygiene. The event…

On Saturday, January 31, 2015 the third annual dinner and auction in Namsos, Norway raised 115,000 NOK for Lene Maria for Rent Vann (or Lene Maria for Clean Water), the Norwegian memorial campaign that has funded 17 distinct clean water access points with Voss Foundation, along with sanitation and hygiene infrastructure and maintenance. Renowned chef…

“When I met the women of the Samburu tribe, I was struck by their tremendous strength,” says Norwegian jewelry artist Trine Ditlevsen. “Their struggles and endurance are incomprehensible for us to ever grasp.” Trine joined Voss Foundation on a donor trip to the opening ceremony of our Swari, Kenya, Women Helping Women clean water project…

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…

Women Helping Women (or “Kvinner hjelper Kvinner,” in Norwegian) is a Voss Foundation campaign that has brought together more than 500 champions of clean water in 8 countries to raise over $500,000 to build 18 clean water access points and 155 sanitation facilities, as of January 2014. The campaign started in Oslo in 2009, and…

The Bergum Family has raised over a million Norwegian kroner in memory of their daughter and sister Lene Maria! Read on in Norwegian, or scroll down for an English translation. Voss Foundation vil gjerne få gratulere familien Bergum som har greid å samle inn 1 million kroner til organisasjonen “Lene Maria for rent vann”. Etter…

Our second Just Around the Corner Art Auction-funded clean water project for the Seren and Kasipo communities in Samburuland, Kenya is “going at full gallop,” according to an update Voss Foundation received Friday, September 13th, from our implementing partners, Milgis Trust. On Wednesday, September 4th, Pete and Frances went down to Nairobi to collect the…

Our president and founder, Knut Brundtland, and our European Representative, Cecilie Malm Brundtland, just came back from a trip to visit our Kenya projects! As soon as they arrived in the Samburu region, they were met by two eldermen who came to say hello and thank Voss Foundation for our work — the first time…

We are thrilled to announce that our May 22nd art auction with Sotheby’s at the Kistefos Museum outside Oslo, Norway raised NOK 4.2 million (£ 467,000) to improve the lives of people in Africa with access to clean water! The Just Around the Corner Art Auction shattered an outrageous number of records. It was the…

Nearly 100 women came to Blomqvist Kunsthandel in Oslo Wednesday night to celebrate the success of the Women Helping Women / Kvinner Hjelper Kvinner fundraising campaign. Over 180 women have joined the group so far, collectively raising more than enough money for their original Swari project in Kenya; the Voss Foundation is currently evaluating proposals…

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