The Voss Foundation
Voss Foundation is dedicated to providing access to clean water, sanitation and hygiene as a means to enable community-driven development in Sub-Saharan Africa and raising awareness of the ongoing need in the region.
- 1/6th of the world’s population does not have access to clean drinking water.
- Nearly two million people die each year from preventable diseases caused by unclean water and lack of adequate sanitation.
- 40 billion working hours are spent carrying water each year in Africa, and households in rural Africa spend more than 25% of their time fetching water, a burden that generally falls upon women.
The Voss Foundation helps to meet these needs through a unique approach which ensures local ownership and long term sustainability.
The Voss Foundation’s primary targets are women and children with special focus on adolescent girls.
With multiple projects currently underway in Africa, the Voss Foundation is poised to provide meaningful aid.
To date, Voss Foundation has funded 68 clean water access points and 159 sanitation facilities in six African countries.
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