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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…

Drilling is underway on the first of the two boreholes co-funded by Voss Foundation’s 2014 Women Helping Women campaign and Give A Drop, Voss Foundation’s partnership with Jewel’s Project Clean Water and Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Unite to address the worldwide water problem, and GAD’s second project with GF&H. Noella Coursaris Musunka, Founder and CEO of the Georges Malaika Foundation, and…

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…

Our Executive Director, Kara Gerson, was quoted in The Guardian this week in an article by Leigh Stringer on brands building the foundation for sustainable business in Africa: “‘One challenge [for businesses] will be making sure moving operations to Africa is done fairly, so that both the workers and the business owners benefit from it…

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