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Implementation of a solar water system is underway for the community of Lekeri, Voss Foundation’s ninth project in collaboration with Milgis Trust in the Samburu region of Kenya. The project will outfit a well recently dug by the community with a solar-powered pump. The system will pump water to two water access points: one standpipe next to the…

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…

Don’t miss the opportunity to join the Bergum family for the opening of the second Lene Maria for Rent Vann project in Kenya: the Milgis School and Ilgwe Eldome. The group will travel to Kenya in August and there are still a few places left. More information is available at:  http://toppafrika.no/na The stamp in my passport…

Over two hundred people in Kpor Town, Liberia gained access to water and sanitation thanks to the Lene Maria for Rent Vann (or, Lene Maria for Clean Water, in English) campaign in memory of Lene Maria Bergum. The project, one of fourteen Voss Foundation has funded in Liberia with implementing partner FACE Africa since 2011, and the first in Margibi County, included the construction of…

A solar-powered water system that will pump water 5km to provide Milgis School and the community of Ilgwe Eldome in Samburuland, Kenya will be complete by the end of April. Voss Foundation’s Program Officer, Caitlin Rackish, visited the site twice on her recent trip to this northern Kenyan region, where she visited six of our…

A well rehabilitation and school improvement project at the Milgis Trust School in Ilgwe Eldome is underway! This is the third clean water project funded by Lene Maria for Rent Vann (or, Lene Maria for Clean Water, in English) in memory of Lene Maria Bergum, and their  second in Kenya. Inspired by the connection between water and…

Two years after Utøya, Lene Maria Bergum‘s parents, Tove and Arnoff, continue to honor their daughter’s memory – and inspire us at Voss Foundation – through their support of clean water projects in Sub-Saharan Africa. Thanks to Lene Maria for Rent Vann, five communities in Rivercess County, Liberia now have access to clean water. Kpor Town project implementation…

Our fourth project in Rivercess, Liberia with FACE Africa is complete, thanks to Lene Maria for Rent Vann! This clean water project has a special place in our hearts, because it was constructed at the newly built compound for people with disabilities in Cestos City, providing access to clean water to the disabled residents. The hand…

  At the opening ceremony in Masikita, we talked with community members about what access to clean water means to them.  Here are some of the observations they made: (1) Clean water is safe for the children and we will not get cholera. (2)With clean water you don’t get diseases and you are able to…

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