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“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…

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…

European Representative Anette Krosby recently led a trip to attend the opening of our sixth clean water project in Kenya. This solar-powered water system serves the communities of Seren and Kasipo in the northern Samburu region and is the second project funded by our 2011 Just Around the Corner Art Auction in Norway. Anette submitted…

Our second Just Around the Corner Art Auction-funded clean water project for the Seren and Kasipo communities in Samburuland, Kenya is “going at full gallop,” according to an update Voss Foundation received Friday, September 13th, from our implementing partners, Milgis Trust. On Wednesday, September 4th, Pete and Frances went down to Nairobi to collect the…

  We are thrilled that our art auction with Sotheby’s, held on May 22, 2011 at the Kistefos Museum outside Oslo, Norway raised $750,000 (NOK 4.2 million/£ 467,000) to improve the lives of people in Africa with access to clean water! In February 2012, representatives from Voss Foundation and donors from the art auction visited Urra, site…

Stella, our fantastic friend at Milgis Trust in Kenya, sent us some photos of Swari, our Women Helping Women village in the Samburu region.  She also sent some beautiful photos of the Samburu women our Norwegian women are helping.  Thank you, Stella!

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