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We recently got an update and some pictures of the Swari project currently underway in Kenya, from Stella at Milgis Trust: The pipeline trench is now fully completed and the kisima (water hole) is currently being dug for the solar water pump – this will be approximately 30-40 feet.  Pete made a great judgement with…

Nearly 100 women came to Blomqvist Kunsthandel in Oslo Wednesday night to celebrate the success of the Women Helping Women / Kvinner Hjelper Kvinner fundraising campaign. Over 180 women have joined the group so far, collectively raising more than enough money for their original Swari project in Kenya; the Voss Foundation is currently evaluating proposals…

Some more updates and photos of our Swari project, from our friends at the Milgis Trust! The first photo, above is of a meeting earlier this month. It shows the Swari area chief Mr. Lenkaaka giving a speech to the Swari community (mostly women) and thanking Milgis Trust and Voss Foundation for bringing water to…

Due to poor Internet access in Samburuland, we just received two consecutive emails at once from our friends at Milgis, updating us on the preparations to begin in Swari and the continued success of the Latawken project. Stella writes: I’m afraid to report that the Milgis ecosystem and its surrounds is yet to receive a…

Stella, our fantastic friend at Milgis Trust in Kenya, sent us some photos of Swari, our Women Helping Women village in the Samburu region.  She also sent some beautiful photos of the Samburu women our Norwegian women are helping.  Thank you, Stella!

We received an email from our friends at Milgis Trust over the weekend: “We are hoping to arrange to have the supplies up at Swari in the next week or so as our technician is going to Nairobi on Monday to check through all the supplies and make sure everything is in order before the lorry leaves.”…

The Voss Foundation has identified our second project in Samburuland, Northern Kenya, in the village of Swari! The current situation and village structure in Swari are very similar to Latakwen — the Voss Foundation’s first project with the Milgis Trust in Kenya. The Latakwen project was formally completed in March, when the access to fresh…

We are excited to announce the launch of the 2009 Women Helping Women campaign!  The program commences this summer in Norway with hopes of going global in the near future. The Voss Foundation calls on Norwegian women to support our next water project in Samburuland, Kenya. Your contribution will help women and girls in the…

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