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Status Updates for Milgis Trust Water Projects Since 2008, Voss Foundation has funded 13 solar-powered water systems with implementing partner Milgis Trust in the Samburu region of Kenya. In addition, Voss Foundation has provided three grants for ongoing maintenance and management of these systems with funding raised through the  Just Around the Corner (JAC) 2011…

In 2014, Voss Foundation and implementing partner Milgis Trust completed our eighth solar-powered water system in the Samburu region of Kenya and our third project funded by the 2011 Just Around the Corner Art Auction. Clean water – pumped to two water tanks and piped to five water access points – (1) one standpipe next to the borehole, (2) one standpipe in the…

Voss Foundation’s Program Director, Caitlin Rackish, recently returned from over three weeks in Eastern Africa where she spent time with our partners Milgis Trust in Kenya, Georges Malaika Foundation in the DRC, and Good Future & Hope in Uganda. While there, Caitlin visited our water, sanitation, and hygiene projects funded by Women Helping Women, Jewel’s Project Clean Water and Virgin Unite through Give A Drop, Lene Maria for Rent Vann, and Kim and Tenny…

Our Program Director, Caitlin Rackish, is off on another adventure! This March and April, Caitlin will spend nearly a month traveling to Rwanda, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (twice), Uganda, and Kenya (twice). She will be visiting our existing partners Milgis Trust in Kenya, Georges Malaika Foundation in the DRC, and Good Future &…

Since 2008, Voss Foundation and Milgis Trust, our longest-standing partner, have implemented 9 water projects in the Samburu region of Kenya that provide water to 10 communities: Kileswa, Latakwen, Lekeri, Masikita, Milgis School and Ilgwe Eldome, Ndonyo Nasipa, Seren and Kasipo, Swari, and Urra – via 31 access points. Pete Ilsley recently worked with Moses Lesoloyia and Lazaro, Milgis…

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…

“When I met the women of the Samburu tribe, I was struck by their tremendous strength,” says Norwegian jewelry artist Trine Ditlevsen. “Their struggles and endurance are incomprehensible for us to ever grasp.” Trine joined Voss Foundation on a donor trip to the opening ceremony of our Swari, Kenya, Women Helping Women clean water project…

On August 8th, 2014 our European Representative Cecilie Malm Brundtland (pictured far left) joined Tove and Arnulf Bergum at the opening ceremony of their second clean water project with Voss Foundation’s partner, Milgis Trust, in the Samburu district of Kenya, in memory of their daughter Lene Maria Bergum. Here is Cecilie’s trip report: More than…

Don’t miss the opportunity to join the Bergum family for the opening of the second Lene Maria for Rent Vann project in Kenya: the Milgis School and Ilgwe Eldome. The group will travel to Kenya in August and there are still a few places left. More information is available at:  http://toppafrika.no/na The stamp in my passport…

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…

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