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Swaziland: WASH Systems Services and Support Report Recap At Voss Foundation we prefer to develop long-term relationships with our implementing partners. This choice means we have fewer partners, but it enables our partners to comprehensively address the water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) needs of not just one community but a whole district or region and…

Status Updates for Milgis Trust Water Projects Since 2008, Voss Foundation has funded 13 solar-powered water systems with implementing partner Milgis Trust in the Samburu region of Kenya. In addition, Voss Foundation has provided three grants for ongoing maintenance and management of these systems with funding raised through the  Just Around the Corner (JAC) 2011…

Swaziland: Rehabilitation Project Update Voss Foundation funded the evaluation of 22 water and sanitation projects implemented by our partner boMake Rural Projects (formerly Gone Rural boMake) as well as the rehabilitation of 14 water systems that did not meet the revised national standards through the Charlot D. Malin Commemorative Fund and Mikimoto’s Pearls for Progress campaign. The water…

Project evaluation is underway in Swaziland! Since 2013, Voss Foundation has funded 16 water systems, structural upgrades for 14 existing systems, 420 ventilated pit latrines, and sanitation and hygiene trainings in Swaziland with our local implementing partner boMake Rural Projects (formerly Gone Rural boMake) benefiting over 8,000 people. Of the 16 water systems, 10 have…

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….

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…

Voss Foundation launched our Women Helping Women campaign in the United States in 2010 by fundraising for our first project in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, a borehole at the site of the Georges Malaika School for Girls, founded by our 2010 Women Helping Women honoree, Noella Coursaris Musunka.  This year, Voss Foundation will…

There is a bevy of activity at the Kalebuka village well. Noella Coursaris Musunka, founder of Georges Malaika Foundation, our implementing partner in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) sent us two photos of women at the well earlier this week. The well, which was completed in August 2011, was funded by our Give A Drop partnership with Jewel’s Project Clean Water and Sir Richard…

Almost four months after the completion of the Georgica Well, our project with implementing partner FACE Africa in the community of Little Liberia, in the rural Timbo District of Rivercess County, Liberia, the FACE Africa team returned for a visit and took some pictures of the well in action!     The Georgica Well was funded in 2013 by the…

Voss Foundation’s Program Officer Caitlin Rackish recently returned from three weeks in Kenya and Uganda. We asked her to report back on the trip: Hi Voss Foundation supporters! As mentioned in my trip preview, March 2014 marked the 5-year anniversary of the completion of Voss Foundation’s first water project, a solar-powered water system funded by VOSS…

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