July 19, 2016
Voss Foundation is thrilled to introduce Georgie Badiel as our Voss Foundation 2016 Women Helping Women Hamptons Honoree. Although new to the Voss Foundation family, she deeply identifies with the mission.
Georgie is a model and activist from Burkina Faso. She was named Miss Burkina Faso 2003 and Miss Africa 2004. She is the co-author of The Water Princess and has always been a true citizen of the world. As a model she loves working in fashion; as an activist, the Georgie Badiel Foundation is her passion. The Georgie Badiel Foundation is a not-for-profit charitable organization that provides access to clean drinking water in Burkina Faso. The organization also builds sanitation facilities and plants trees.
The Water Princess is based on Georgie’s childhood story. As a young girl, Georgie used to walk for miles to get water in the village of Koffi Kro. After working in the modeling industry for many years, she went back home to visit her sister, who was nine month pregnant. They both had the wake up every morning between 2am and 4am to go get water. This broke up Georgie’s heart, and from that day on she decided to make a change.