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PEARLS FOR PROGRESS Mikimoto and Voss Foundation have teamed up to launch Pearls for Progress to support the development of sustainable water systems in Sub-Saharan Africa. Mikimoto will also donate 10 percent of jewelry sales generated from fundraising events to the foundation’s mission. With Pearls for Progress Mikimoto envisions change for millions of people in…

The Women Helping Women campaign began in Norway in 2009 when a group of Norwegian women came together to fund a clean water system for the community of Swari in the northern Samburu District of Kenya. In 2010, Voss Foundation held the first Women Helping Women New York luncheon, which raised funds for the first…

Last October, Voss Foundation Board member Tenny Field and his wife Kim, two of our 2015 Women Helping Women New York honorees, launched a personal giving campaign to raise funds for the water and sanitation facilities for the dormitories and teachers’ houses at the Good Future & Hope orphanage in Uganda, with a private event at…

Children collect water during the pump test for the GF&H orphanage borehole, the fist Give A Drop project. Thanks to a generous contribution from Jewel’s Project Clean Water at the end of December 2014, Voss Foundation has funded the remainder of the water and sanitation project for Good Future and Hope’s primary school in Nakisunga, Uganda through…

Voss Foundation’s implementing partner, Milgis Trust, completed the construction of a hand-dug well outfitted with a solar-powered water system to provide water to Milgis School and the community of Ilgwe Eldome in Samburu, Kenya, earlier this summer. Moses Lesolyia, Milgis Trust’s Ground Manager, recently shared a project report that provided information about implementation, which included…

Work on Good Future and Hope’s new primary school in Uganda, which will open in February of 2015, is advancing – and so are Tenny and Kim Field’s efforts to fund the water and sanitation infrastructure for the school’s dormitories and teachers’ houses. As of December 12th, they are almost 2/3 of the way to…

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…

Western Africa is currently in the midst of the worst Ebola virus outbreak in history. According to the WHO, there have been 2,473 confirmed, probable, and suspect cases and 1,350 deaths in Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, and Sierra Leona, as of August, 18th 2014. Over one-third of all confirmed, probable, and suspect cases and deaths to date have occurred…

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