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Western Africa is currently in the midst of the worst Ebola virus outbreak in history. According to the WHO, there have been 2,473 confirmed, probable, and suspect cases and 1,350 deaths in Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, and Sierra Leona, as of August, 18th 2014. Over one-third of all confirmed, probable, and suspect cases and deaths to date have occurred…

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,…

March 2014 marked the 5-year anniversary of the completion of Voss Foundation’s first clean water project, a solar-powered water system funded by VOSS Water in the community of Latakwen in Samburu, Kenya. From 2008-2009, Milgis Trust, our first and longest-standing partner, worked with the community of Latakwen to dig a well and lay piping to pump water to…

  Thanks to the First Annual Voss Foundation Benefit for clean water at Georgica in East Hampton, on July 3rd, 2013, 300-400 people have access to clean water in Little Liberia, a community in Little Liberia, in the rural Timbo District of Rivercess County, Liberia.   “This project is a lifesaver…,” said Little Liberia resident,…

Voss Foundation was established with a singular idea: that a lack of access to clean water should not impede development in Sub-Saharan Africa. In 2008, this was what inspired then-VOSS-CEO Knut Brundtland, our founder, as he learned of the lack of access to such a vital resource and contemplated his responsibility as the CEO of…

In October 2013, Voss Foundation and implementing partner Milgis Trust completed the rehabilitation of an old government borehole and the construction of five new water access points in the communities of Seren and Kasipo  in Samburuland, Kenya. This was our second project funded by the 2011 Just Around the Corner Art Auction. Clean water, pumped to a water tank and…

This fall, Voss Foundation will hold Women Helping Women events in New York and San Francisco. Women Helping Women is our global, grassroots initiative that brings together champions of clean water to impact the lives of women and their communities worldwide. Each year, Voss Foundation selects a Women Helping Women honoree for their philanthropic spirit,…

Voss Foundation’s Women Helping Women initiative funded the construction of two wells in Kalebuka, Democratic Republic of Congo: one at the Georges Malaika School for Girls for the students’ use, and a second in the village for the community. Voss Foundation’s well at the school is the only source of water, and serves the kitchen, toilets,…

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