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Over two hundred people in Kpor Town, Liberia gained access to water and sanitation in April, 2014 thanks to the Lene Maria for Rent Vann campaign, Norwegian for “Lene Maria for Clean Water,” in memory of Lene Maria Bergum. The project, one of fourteen Voss Foundation has funded in Liberia with implementing partner FACE Africa since…

  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…

Drilling is underway on the first of the two boreholes co-funded by Voss Foundation’s 2014 Women Helping Women campaign and Give A Drop, Voss Foundation’s partnership with Jewel’s Project Clean Water and Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Unite to address the worldwide water problem, and GAD’s second project with GF&H. Noella Coursaris Musunka, Founder and CEO of the Georges Malaika Foundation, and…

Voss Foundation’s implementing partner, Milgis Trust, completed the construction of a hand-dug well outfitted with a solar-powered water system to provide water to Milgis School and the community of Ilgwe Eldome in Samburu, Kenya, earlier this summer. Moses Lesolyia, Milgis Trust’s Ground Manager, recently shared a project report that provided information about implementation, which included…

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…

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…

Western Africa is currently in the midst of the worst Ebola virus outbreak in history. According to the WHO, there have been 2,473 confirmed, probable, and suspect cases and 1,350 deaths in Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, and Sierra Leona, as of August, 18th 2014. Over one-third of all confirmed, probable, and suspect cases and deaths to date have occurred…

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…

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