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A new Lene Maria for Rent Vann project is underway in Masikita Simiti. Masikita Simiti is a small center about 8km up the lugga from Masikita, the site of the first their project with Voss Foundation and implementing partner Milgis Trust in the Samburu region of Kenya. For Masikita Simiti, Milgis Trust will re-dig an exisiting well and outfit it with a solar-powered…

Voss Foundation donor Lene Maria for Rent Vann (Norwegian for “Lene Maria for Clean Water”) celebrated their fifth anniversary with a fundraiser on January 28, 2017 in Namsos, Norway. Our Board Member, Knut Brundtland, and our European Representative, Cecilie Malm Brundtland, joined Arnulf and Tove Bergum, the founders of Lene Maria for Rent Vann, and…

The Women Helping Women campaign began in Norway in 2009 when a group of Norwegian women came together to fund a clean water system for the community of Swari in the northern Samburu District of Kenya. In 2010, Voss Foundation held the first Women Helping Women New York luncheon, which raised funds for the first…

On November 5th, Voss Foundation’s Sixth Annual Women Helping Women (WHW) New York Luncheon and African Bazaar  raised over $107,000 to fund the water and sanitation infrastructure for Good Future and Hope Foundation’s five new homes, which will provide safe accommodations to homeless children and orphans in the Nakisunga region of Uganda. Over 2oo supporters…

Last October, Voss Foundation Board member Tenny Field and his wife Kim, two of our 2015 Women Helping Women New York honorees, launched a personal giving campaign to raise funds for the water and sanitation facilities for the dormitories and teachers’ houses at the Good Future & Hope orphanage in Uganda, with a private event at…

Our solar-powered water system in Masikita will get an upgrade this summer! Masikita, Lene Maria for Rent Vann’s first project with Voss Foundation and implementing partner Milgis Trust in the Samburu region of Kenya, was completed in 2013. Milgis Trust retrofitted a pre-existing borehole drilled by the government with a solar pump that pipes water to 4…

Earlier this year, Voss Foundation’s implementing partner Milgis Trust outfitted a well dug by the community with a solar-powered water system to provide water to the community of Lekeri in Samburu, Kenya.  Our Program Director, Caitlin Rackish, visited Lekeri in April and shared an update on the newly completed project.  Moses Lesoloyia, Milgis Trust’s Ground Manager, recently shared a project report that provided…

In 2014, Voss Foundation and implementing partner Milgis Trust completed our eighth solar-powered water system in the Samburu region of Kenya and our third project funded by the 2011 Just Around the Corner Art Auction. Clean water – pumped to two water tanks and piped to five water access points – (1) one standpipe next to the borehole, (2) one standpipe in the…

Voss Foundation’s Program Director, Caitlin Rackish, spent over three weeks in Eastern Africa with our partners Milgis Trust in Kenya, Malaika (formerly known as the Georges Malaika Foundation) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Good Future & Hope in Uganda. While there, Caitlin visited our water, sanitation, and hygiene projects funded by Women Helping Women, Jewel’s Project Clean Water and Virgin Unite through Give A Drop, Lene Maria for Rent Vann, and Kim and…

Voss Foundation’s Program Director, Caitlin Rackish, recently returned from over three weeks in Eastern Africa where she spent time with our partners Milgis Trust in Kenya, Georges Malaika Foundation in the DRC, and Good Future & Hope in Uganda. While there, Caitlin visited our water, sanitation, and hygiene projects funded by Women Helping Women, Jewel’s Project Clean Water and Virgin Unite through Give A Drop, Lene Maria for Rent Vann, and Kim and Tenny…

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