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We are pleased to report progress being made at our projects in Kenya! See the glowing dispatches from our solar water systems up to four years after implementation, from Helen Douglas-Dufresne, of our local implementing partner Milgis Trust. Update from Latakwen: At Latakwen, the site of our first solar water system in Kenya, Helen reports…

Update from Latakwen: After expanding the school at Latakwen, site of our first solar water system in Kenya, and following the increase in students due to our water project, the local government has now expanded the hospital with a new maternity wing served by clean water.  Traditionally, Samburu women give birth at home in their…

Due to poor Internet access in Samburuland, we just received two consecutive emails at once from our friends at Milgis, updating us on the preparations to begin in Swari and the continued success of the Latawken project. Stella writes: I’m afraid to report that the Milgis ecosystem and its surrounds is yet to receive a…

Many people have been asking about how our friends in Kenya are faring with the severe water shortage. As The New York Times reported on September 7, a “devastating drought is sweeping across Kenya.” Unfortunately, as you can see in the map above, also from the Times, the Samburu fall squarely in the water-starved area. The…

A note we received today from Stella Deane, who is with Milgis Trust, our implementing partner in Kenya reads: “We just wanted to write to tell you about the near fatal outbreak of cholera that was brought to an end by the thankful addition of the Latakwen water pump. The disease was spread just the other week…

With the completion of our first project, the Voss Foundation can begin to measure the impact of the work we are doing. Carol Ann Gleason, an affiliate of Illumine Group, the consultancy helping us evaluate our projects, just returned from a visit to Latakwen and filed a very encouraging report. Some excerpts: …[The Voss Foundation…

We recently received a great report on the opening of the Latakwen project. Helen, our friend at Milgis Trust, Voss Foundation’s on-the-ground NGO partner in Samburuland, Kenya, writes: “The Latakwen water project opening WAS FANTASTIC!! In fact unbelievable… The enthusiasm was just great… I think the leaders of Latakwen proclaimed a Holiday in [honor]of having water…

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