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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…

In October 2013, Voss Foundation and implementing partner Milgis Trust completed the rehabilitation of an old government borehole and the construction of five new water access points in the communities of Seren and Kasipo  in Samburuland, Kenya. This was our second project funded by the 2011 Just Around the Corner Art Auction. Clean water, pumped to a water tank and…

This Spring, Voss Foundation, Virgin Unite, and Jewel‘s Project Clean Water will celebrate five fruitful years of collaboration on the Give A Drop campaign to raise money for Voss Foundation’s water projects in Sub-Saharan Africa! In 1997, recording artist, author, actress, and philanthropist Jewel founded Project Clean Water after experiencing for herself what it was…

Nearly 200 women and men at Voss Foundation’s Fourth Annual Women Helping Women New York Luncheon on November 14th, 2013, raised over $75,000 to fund clean water access and sanitation projects for Sub-Saharan African women and their communities through ticket sales, donations, and Voss Foundation’s African Bazaar. Supermodel, actress and philanthropist Selita Ebanks, who was…

It is with great pleasure that Voss Foundation announces our 2013  Women Helping Women Honoree, Gate “Maya” Haile Samuelsson.  Maya is an international fashion model and co-founder and President of Three Goats, a non-profit organization committed to improving the health and well-being of families and children living in Ethiopia by providing sustainable access to vital…

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