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  Just before the holiday, Milgis Trust, our partner in the Samburu region of Kenya,  shared several photos from the implementation of our solar-powered water system in the community of Lekeri. The Lekeri water system was funded by Lene Maria for Rent Vann in memory of Maria Annette Ofstad Derås, a friend of Lene Maria’s, who passed away at the age of…

Since 2008, Voss Foundation and Milgis Trust, our longest-standing partner, have implemented 9 water projects in the Samburu region of Kenya that provide water to 10 communities: Kileswa, Latakwen, Lekeri, Masikita, Milgis School and Ilgwe Eldome, Ndonyo Nasipa, Seren and Kasipo, Swari, and Urra – via 31 access points. Pete Ilsley recently worked with Moses Lesoloyia and Lazaro, Milgis…

This week we received news from Good Future and Hope (GF&H): the second attempt to drill the borehole for the orphanage, funded by our Give A Drop partnership is complete. This particular project is unique, and has taken longer than we expected, because the first borehole needed to filled in and a second borehole had…

Voss Foundation launched our Women Helping Women campaign in the United States in 2010 by fundraising for our first project in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, a borehole at the site of the Georges Malaika School for Girls, founded by our 2010 Women Helping Women honoree, Noella Coursaris Musunka.  This year, Voss Foundation will…

Over the past several months, the pace of work has increased on Voss Foundation’s 2013 Women Helping Women project in Swaziland with implementing partners Gone Rural boMake and Rosecraft. Mbingo Velakhe Solomon, Gone Rural boMake’s WASH Project Officer has provided several implementation updates. In April, a three-day Participatory Hygiene and Sanitation Training (PHAST) workshop took place. Out of the 222 homesteads in…

On August 8th, 2014 our European Representative Cecilie Malm Brundtland (pictured far left) joined Tove and Arnulf Bergum at the opening ceremony of their second clean water project with Voss Foundation’s partner, Milgis Trust, in the Samburu district of Kenya, in memory of their daughter Lene Maria Bergum. Here is Cecilie’s trip report: More than…

Next week the Bergum family will attend the opening ceremony of the second Lene Maria for Rent Vann project with implementing partner Milgis Trust in the Samburu region of Kenya: the Milgis School and Ilgwe Eldome. Cecilie Malm Bruntland, our European Representative, will join the Bergums for the opening ceremony. She will share a report of the opening…

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…

Gone Rural boMake (GRb) and Rosecraft, our implementing partners in Swaziland, completed the implementation of our 2012 Women Helping Women project last October; however, donors may remember that only four of the five boreholes were completed at that time. This was because the original site for the fifth borehole, which fell between the borders of the KaNdinda and Mpini Cheifdoms, posed a problem. Issues of ownership…

Sketch of the Latakwen solar powered water system. (Not drawn to scale.) The first clean water project Voss Foundation ever built was a solar-powered water system funded by VOSS Water and constructed by Milgis Trust in the community of Latakwen in Samburu, Kenya. Five years after the project was completed, Voss Foundation’s Program Officer, Caitlin Rackish, visited Latakwen on her recent trip, and drew…

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