March 8, 2013
Pictured here are the first carrots from the garden at the Georges Malaika School for Girls, in Kalebuka, Democratic Republic of the Congo, made possible by access to water from Voss Foundation! Voss Foundation’s well on-site at the school is the only source of water for the school, serving the kitchen, toilets, sinks, and health facilities. The project was funded by Women Helping Women 2010. Without access to water, the school would not be able to operate – or exist at all: the well had to be drilled during the construction of the school so that the workers could use the water to make the concrete bricks of the walls! The GMF School for Girls is the first of its kind in the region. Now the water also allows the school to grow vegetables to supplement the students’ diet and provide healthy meals during school!
We love seeing the Voss Foundation Ripple Effect in action: helping students stay healthy and in school and improving local agricultural endeavors – all from a bunch of carrots and clean water!