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For the second year in a row, our Women Helping Women San Francisco raised enough money to fund a clean water system in Swaziland! Following a hugely successful 2012 luncheon at the Ritz-Carlton, Voss Foundation Board member Charlot Malin and generous supporter Suzy Kellems Dominik invited guests to an intimate cocktail reception at the Of…

We are pleased to present the completion report we just received from our 2012 Women Helping Women project in Swaziland! The Ntontozi Water and Sanitation Project addressed water, sanitation and hygiene threats faced by more than 6300 people (160 homesteads) in Ndinda and Ngyoyia in the KaNdinda Chiefdom. Our 2012 Women Helping Women events in San…

Anne Vilkati works with Gone Rural, an artisan group in Swaziland with which Voss Foundation has partnered to provide access to clean water to its members and their communities. Our 2012 Women Helping Women clean water project funded the construction of 5 wells and 33 latrines in Ndinda and Ngoyiya, in the Middleveld region. Currently,…

Our Program Assistant, Kathleen Yaworsky, just returned from Swaziland, where she visited our completed project there, met our local partners Gone Rural boMake and Rosecraft, and discussed possibilities for future collaboration. Three Voss Foundation donors joined her for the trip: Amy Canepa Donahue and Casey Eltringham, recipients of the VOSS Pure Intentions Award, and Casey’s…

  This year, Voss Foundation completed a water and sanitation project in the KaNdinda Chiefdom in Swaziland with the generous support of our Women Helping Women 2012 donors. This project benefits approximately 6,300 people and to combat the water, sanitation, and hygiene challenges faced by the female artisans affiliated with Gone Rural and Rosecraft, two…

    Our partners in Swaziland interviewed community members on the impact of clean water and sanitation in their lives. Here is what they said: “We used to share water with animals, and most of the time the water is very dirty, we are very grateful now that we will be provided with clean safe…

The Ntontozi Water and Sanitation Project in the KaNdinda Chiefdom in Swaziland seek to address the water, sanitation and hygiene threats faced by women artisans affiliated with Gone Rural and Rosecraft. 6300 people in the Ntontozi Manzini Region will benefit from this project. The Ntontozi Water and Sanitation Project in the KaNdinda Chiefdom in Swaziland…

Our first project in Swaziland, funded by Women Helping Women 2012, is making great progress! The community training and sanitation components are complete, and construction will soon begin on the water access points. The overwhelming community participation during training led to an expansion of the original project scope, and we were able to reach more…

Our Executive Director, Kara Gerson, attended the WASH Sustainability Forum at the World Bank in Washington, DC on March 11-12, hosted by The World Bank Group, UNICEF, Global Water Challenge, WASH Advocates, Aguaconsult, and the IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre. We asked her to report back on the event: Hi Voss Foundation supporters! I…

Our first project in Swaziland, funded by Women Helping Women 2012, is well under way and making great progress! The community training and sanitation components are complete, and construction will soon begin on the water access points! Voss Foundation initially funded 5 boreholes and 30 pit latrines in KaNdinda and Ngoyiya communities. Read below to see…

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