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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…

Sometimes implementation of our water projects doesn’t go according to plan, despite careful advance work and assessments. In such situations, Voss Foundation is glad to be working with trusted partners in whom we place great confidence. On Monday, FACE Africa, Voss Foundation’s implementing partner in Liberia, informed us that, due to unforeseen environmental challenges, work…

Our Program Assistant, Kathleen Yaworsky, just returned from Swaziland, where she visited our completed project there, met our local partners Gone Rural boMake and Rosecraft, and discussed possibilities for future collaboration. Three Voss Foundation donors joined her for the trip: Amy Canepa Donahue and Casey Eltringham, recipients of the VOSS Pure Intentions Award, and Casey’s…

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 Voss Foundation, a water project is not about digging a well, taking a picture, and going home.  It is a carefully thought out process that involves as much intensive planning and preparation beforehand as it does monitoring and evaluation afterward.  The actual construction phase is usually the shortest and easiest part of the project!…

The Georges Malaika Foundation, our partner in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, recently conducted a survey to measure the usage of the Voss Foundation Kalebuka village well, funded by Give a Drop in 2010. Survey results indicated that all the women were very happy with the well. It has improved their lives significantly, and has resulted…

Our Junior Host Committee held an exclusive clean water fundraiser at the Gansevoort Park rooftop on May 1st, benefiting Voss Foundation. The event received great press on AM New York and was featured on Guest of a Guest. Over 200 guests attended, enjoying a happy hour with special VOSS Water cocktails and an electrifying violin…

During a recent site visit to Masikita, Kenya to visit the opening ceremony of the first Lene Maria for Clean Water project, our local partner Milgis Trust was very excited to tell us that the first 5 Voss Foundation clean water projects in Kenya (Latakwen, Swari, Ndonyo Nasipa, Urra, and Masiketa) produce about 60,000 liters…

Celebrate the Grand Opening of the Benefit Cosmetics Boutique in Boston! 15% of the evening’s sales will be donated to Voss Foundation in support of our clean water projects and Women Helping Women! Thank you to Benefit for your amazing generosity in supporting Voss Foundation’s efforts to help women and communities in Sub-Saharan African improve their own lives…

The Voss Foundation clean water project in Toby Town, part of our larger project to bring clean water to five communities in Rivercess County, Liberia – funded by Lene Maria for Clean Water – is well under way! Once complete, the Toby Town handpump will provide 500 people with clean water access! There has been…

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