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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…

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…

Our Executive Director, Kara Gerson, was quoted in The Guardian this week in an article by Leigh Stringer on brands building the foundation for sustainable business in Africa: “‘One challenge [for businesses] will be making sure moving operations to Africa is done fairly, so that both the workers and the business owners benefit from it…

We are pleased to present the completion report we just received from our 2012 Women Helping Women project in Swaziland! The Ntontozi Water and Sanitation Project addressed water, sanitation and hygiene threats faced by more than 6300 people (160 homesteads) in Ndinda and Ngyoyia in the KaNdinda Chiefdom. Our 2012 Women Helping Women events in San…

Anne Vilkati works with Gone Rural, an artisan group in Swaziland with which Voss Foundation has partnered to provide access to clean water to its members and their communities. Our 2012 Women Helping Women clean water project funded the construction of 5 wells and 33 latrines in Ndinda and Ngoyiya, in the Middleveld region. Currently,…

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