Women Helping Women (or “Kvinner hjelper Kvinner,” in Norwegian) is a Voss Foundation campaign that has raised nearly $650,000 in Europe and the United States to build 21 clean water access points and 291 sanitation facilities in Kenya, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Liberia, and Swaziland, as of February 2015.
Water is disproportionately a women’s burden in Africa. Rural women and girls are responsible for their families’ daily water needs, often sacrificing their own health, education, and futures to do so. Providing women with facilitated access to clean water is an important part of Voss Foundation’s Ripple Effect , creating an engine for growth that spurs change in a family, community, region, and country. Learn more about women and water.
Supporters of Voss Foundation’s Women Helping Women programs are provided with detailed project descriptions and reports, budgets and timelines, giving them an intimate relationship with the work they are funding. Women Helping Women participants also keep track of their projects and WHW news through the Voss Foundation’s website, Facebook page, or Twitter updates. These sources are regularly updated with project reports, so that donors can stay connected to the African women and girls whom they have helped as well as kept abreast of the activities of other women internationally who are collaborating in the effort. Finally, Voss Foundation invites Women Helping Women donors to visit their projects when possible.
To learn about why women around the world are joining the Voss Foundation’s WHW movement to provide access to clean water, sanitation, and hygiene as a means to enable community-driven development, click here.
For more information or to start a Women Helping Women campaign in your city, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.