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A new Lene Maria for Rent Vann project is underway in Masikita Simiti. Masikita Simiti is a small center about 8km up the lugga from Masikita, the site of the first their project with Voss Foundation and implementing partner Milgis Trust in the Samburu region of Kenya. For Masikita Simiti, Milgis Trust will re-dig an exisiting well and outfit it with a solar-powered…

Voss Foundation donor Lene Maria for Rent Vann (Norwegian for “Lene Maria for Clean Water”) celebrated their fifth anniversary with a fundraiser on January 28, 2017 in Namsos, Norway. Our Board Member, Knut Brundtland, and our European Representative, Cecilie Malm Brundtland, joined Arnulf and Tove Bergum, the founders of Lene Maria for Rent Vann, and…

Our solar-powered water system in Masikita will get an upgrade this summer! Masikita, Lene Maria for Rent Vann’s first project with Voss Foundation and implementing partner Milgis Trust in the Samburu region of Kenya, was completed in 2013. Milgis Trust retrofitted a pre-existing borehole drilled by the government with a solar pump that pipes water to 4…

Voss Foundation is thrilled to announce our newest project in Ndlinilembi Chiefdom, Swaziland, which has been made possible by a young supporter’s personal giving campaign in support of our partnership with local partners Gone Rural boMake (GRb) and Rosecraft. This personal giving campaign, which its creator has named “Project Clear Water,” is assisting one of…

On Saturday, January 31, 2015 the third annual dinner and auction in Namsos, Norway raised 115,000 NOK for Lene Maria for Rent Vann (or Lene Maria for Clean Water), the Norwegian memorial campaign that has funded 17 distinct clean water access points with Voss Foundation, along with sanitation and hygiene infrastructure and maintenance. Renowned chef…

Our implementing partner in Uganda, Good Future & Hope, just posted some photos of progress on the construction of their primary school’s toilets and septic tanks, part of our multi-year project to meet all the water, sanitation, and hygiene infrastructure needs for their school and orphanage. The septic tank and piping was funded by our…

  Just before the holiday, Milgis Trust, our partner in the Samburu region of Kenya,  shared several photos from the implementation of our solar-powered water system in the community of Lekeri. The Lekeri water system was funded by Lene Maria for Rent Vann in memory of Maria Annette Ofstad Derås, a friend of Lene Maria’s, who passed away at the age of…

Dear Friends, Wow! What a year 2014 has been! I think the best way to sum it up is a year of superlatives, as we reached impressive milestones and broke records in our impact and that of our incredible supporters. In our sixth year, we funded the construction of 21 clean water access points and…

Work is well underway on Good Future and Hope’s new primary school in Uganda that will open in February of 2015 and, thanks to the support of Lene Maria for Rent Vann, Voss Foundation will be able to fund a new piece of the water and sanitation infrastructure: the school water system. Exterior wall construction…

Implementation of a solar water system is underway for the community of Lekeri, Voss Foundation’s ninth project in collaboration with Milgis Trust in the Samburu region of Kenya. The project will outfit a well recently dug by the community with a solar-powered pump. The system will pump water to two water access points: one standpipe next to the…

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