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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…

Voss Foundation’s Program Officer Caitlin Rackish recently returned from three weeks in Kenya and Uganda. We asked her to report back on the trip: Hi Voss Foundation supporters! As mentioned in my trip preview, March 2014 marked the 5-year anniversary of the completion of Voss Foundation’s first water project, a solar-powered water system funded by VOSS…

Sometimes implementation of our water projects doesn’t go according to plan, despite careful advance work and assessments. In such situations, Voss Foundation is glad to be working with trusted partners in whom we place great confidence. On Monday, FACE Africa, Voss Foundation’s implementing partner in Liberia, informed us that, due to unforeseen environmental challenges, work…

March 8th is International Women’s Day, a celebration of women – young and old – across the globe!  Today we take the time to imagine a woman’s life – from childhood to motherhood – both with and without access to clean water.  Through our Women Helping Women campaign and other initiatives, we help women improve…

  Voss Foundation’s 2012 video details our commitment to excellence, as we follow up with our partners and projects for years after completion, to ensure the continued success of our clean water initiatives.

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…

  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…

  In February 2012, representatives from Voss Foundation and donors from last year’s Just Around the Corner Art Auction in Norway visited our latest project site to view progress and gather updated information.  Urra is located in the Samburu region of Northern Kenya, west of the Ndoto Mountains and north of our previous three projects,…

The first project funded by the Just Around the Corner Art Auction was meant to be at a remote site called Nyiroyia. However, tribal unrest in the area at the end of 2011 forced Milgis Trust and the Voss Foundation to reevaluate the security and effectiveness of building a water system at that place and…

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