VOSS Foundation is dedicated to funding 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.
The Ripple Effect
Did you know?
- Today, 844 million people lack access to basic drinking water. This number of people is almost equivalent to 3 times the population of the United States of America. (WHO 2018)
- In 8 out of 10 households with water off premises, water collection is the responsibility of women and girls. They physically and mentally bear the burden of providing this precious resource to their families, sacrificing their health, time, and education to do so. (WHO and UNICEF, 2017)
- More children die every day from preventable diseases associated with inadequate sanitation, poor hygiene and unsafe water than from HIV/AIDS, malaria, and measles combined (WHO and UNICEF)
Our Current Initiatives
Pearls For Progress
Mikimoto, VOSS Foundation and VOSS Water have teamed up to launch Pearls for Progress to support the development of sustainable water systems in Sub-Saharan Africa.Learn More
31 Days to Make a Difference
Each year, between World Water Day (March 22) and Earth Day (April 22), VOSS Water helps Voss Foundation amplify awareness around the continued need for safe water and adequate sanitation facilities in Sub-Saharan Africa.Learn More