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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.

748 million people lack access to clean water and 325 million are in Sub-Saharan Africa. That's more than the entire population of the United States in 2014.

In just one day, women and children spend 140 million hours collecting water. That's enough time to build the Empire State Building 20 times.

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.

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Women Helping Women New York

Save The Date! Voss Foundation's Seventh Annual Women Helping Women New York is on Wednesday, November 16th at Stephen Weiss Studio.

#VFWHW is a luncheon to improve the lives of African women and their communities by providing access to clean water, sanitation and hygiene; and to celebrate global female empowerment.

For more information, please click here >

We hope you will join us at Women Helping Women New York!

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  • Written about 4 days ago
    #DidYouKnow Mothers who give birth in clean health centers are at lower risk for infection.
  • Written about 4 days ago
    Lene Maria for Rent Vann celebrated their 5th anniversary with a dinner in Namsos, raising $15,500 USD! https://t.co/223ARu8c9l
  • Written about 6 days ago
    By decreasing water-borne illnesses, millions of fatalities are prevented with safe drinking water. https://t.co/4A0BNgWswj
  • Written about 6 days ago
    Fact: Women & children collectively spend over 40 billion hours per year in Africa gathering water. (Source: The UN) https://t.co/iVzhAqZdpG

Nearly two million people die each year from preventable diseases caused by unclean water and lack of adequate sanitation.

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For more information on how to help the VOSS Foundation, please visit:

Web: www.vossfoundation.org 
Facebook: VossFoundation
Twitter: @vossfoundation

Over 300 million people in Sub-Saharan Africa do not have access to clean drinking water.