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Norwegian and American jewelry designers alike have been inspired by Voss Foundation and our work providing access to clean water, sanitation, and hygiene as a means to enable community development and raising awareness of the ongoing need in the region. Camilla Prytz, Trine Ditlevsen, and Tanya Ross, in Oslo, and Karen Egren in New York…

European Representative Anette Krosby recently led a trip to attend the opening of our sixth clean water project in Kenya. This solar-powered water system serves the communities of Seren and Kasipo in the northern Samburu region and is the second project funded by our 2011 Just Around the Corner Art Auction in Norway. Anette submitted…

Our second Just Around the Corner Art Auction-funded clean water project for the Seren and Kasipo communities in Samburuland, Kenya is “going at full gallop,” according to an update Voss Foundation received Friday, September 13th, from our implementing partners, Milgis Trust. On Wednesday, September 4th, Pete and Frances went down to Nairobi to collect the…

Sustainability and community empowerment are of utmost importance to the Voss Foundation; every single one of our projects aims to make sure our beneficiaries can take ownership of and maintain their own wells and water systems after implementation is complete. One way we achieve this is by encouraging villages to enact a very small water…

As The New York Times reported earlier this month, the Horn of Africa is currently suffering from “the worst drought in 60 years.” Fortunately, our friend Helen from Milgis Trust has assured us that all three of the Voss Foundation wells in Kenya are working perfectly despite the severe water shortage. Unfortunately, many people from northeastern…

A Samburu woman thanks our Women Helping Women delegation at the opening of our most recent Ndonyo Nasipa well in Kenya. In the Samburu language, “thank you” is “ashauling” and “water” is “ngare” — if you listen closely, can you hear her say those words?

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