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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…

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…

  This year, as part of their annual 31 Days to Make a Difference initiative, VOSS Water is launching a campaign called “Every Like Makes a Difference.” Between World Water Day (March 22) and Earth Day (April 22), you can help VOSS Water build a new Voss Foundation clean water project by “liking” designated #MakeADiff posts across VOSS Water and Voss Foundation’s global social…

Last week, VOSS Water announced that Matt Kistler of Downingtown, PA is the winner of the One Well At A Time program, earning a trip for two to visit and dedicate a new Voss Foundation water project in Swaziland. Every year, VOSS Water celebrates its support of Voss Foundation between World Water Day (March 22) and Earth…

This year, as part of their annual 31 Days to Make a Difference campaign, VOSS Water is funding a new Voss Foundation clean water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) project in the Ndlinilembi Chiefdom of Swaziland. Thanks to their generosity, we will be able to enhance access to clean water and sanitation facilities for the benefit…

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 the past several months, the pace of work has increased on Voss Foundation’s 2013 Women Helping Women project in Swaziland with implementing partners Gone Rural boMake and Rosecraft. Mbingo Velakhe Solomon, Gone Rural boMake’s WASH Project Officer has provided several implementation updates. In April, a three-day Participatory Hygiene and Sanitation Training (PHAST) workshop took place. Out of the 222 homesteads in…

Introducing one of Voss Foundation’s 2014 Women Helping Women co-honorees, Rebecca van Bergen! Rebecca van Bergen is the founder and Executive Director of Nest, a New York City non-profit organization that is working side-by-side with the world’s most promising artisans, to sustainably develop their small businesses while simultaneously promoting peace, prosperity, and female empowerment. Nest…

Last week, artisans from around the world flew in for NEST’s first Artisan Summit in New York City. NEST, Voss Foundation’s partner in Swaziland, is a non-profit organization committed to collaborating with artisans in order to connect their workshops with the global market. With these local workshops, NEST is able to alleviate poverty, empower women,…

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