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This year, as part of their annual 31 Days to Make a Difference campaign, VOSS Water is funding a new Voss Foundation clean water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) project in the Ndlinilembi Chiefdom of Swaziland. Thanks to their generosity, we will be able to enhance access to clean water and sanitation facilities for the benefit…

On Tuesday, our Executive Director Kara Gerson spoke at the United Nations Headquarters in New York on the occasion of the 59th Commission on the Status of Women and the 20th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration. The event she participated in launched a new inter-agency Joint Programme on empowering adolescent girls and young women through…

It may be cold and snowy at Voss Foundation’s offices in Oslo and New York, but flowers are in bloom at the Georges Malaika School for Girls in Kalebuka, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, thanks to our water project! The well that Voss Foundation funded in 2010 through our Women Helping Women campaign to…

Voss Foundation’s 2012 and 2013 Women Helping Women projects in the Ntontozi Constituency in the Manzini Region Swaziland with implementing partners Gone Rural boMake and Rosecraft funded the construction of 7 boreholes, 285 VIP latrines, and capacity-building workshops. Gone Rural boMake recently shared a new report that evaluated how the water, sanitation, and hygiene projects have met anticipated outcomes thus far, identified challenges,…

Our implementing partner in Uganda, Good Future & Hope, just posted some photos of progress on the construction of their primary school’s toilets and septic tanks, part of our multi-year project to meet all the water, sanitation, and hygiene infrastructure needs for their school and orphanage. The septic tank and piping was funded by our…

At the end of 2014, just as our staff was getting ready to leave for the holidays, we received the most extraordinary Christmas present from Jewel and our friends at Project Clean Water, our Give A Drop partners along with Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Unite: over the course of the year, Jewel had raised over…

What do you wish for this year? Every year, at Voss Foundation, we wish that more people in Sub-Saharan Africa had access to clean water, sanitation, and hygiene to enable them to improve their own lives – and that’s what we have been working for since 2008. But we can’t do it without you. This…

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…

Jane Sutherland, Director Contemporary Art & Philanthropic Development at Saatchi & Saatchi Worldwide serves both as an Event Chair and on the African Bazaar Committee for Voss Foundation’s Fifth Annual Women Helping Women New York Luncheon on November 12th, 2014. As a passionate advocate for the advancement of women through cultural and economic development, education…

“When I met the women of the Samburu tribe, I was struck by their tremendous strength,” says Norwegian jewelry artist Trine Ditlevsen. “Their struggles and endurance are incomprehensible for us to ever grasp.” Trine joined Voss Foundation on a donor trip to the opening ceremony of our Swari, Kenya, Women Helping Women clean water project…

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