Vox United works to correct poverty and disease

by PJ Mullen on September 24, 2010

in September 2010 Nominees, Spread Your Warmth

The fourth nominee in the September edition of the Spread Your Warmth campaign is Vox United. They are an international non-profit organization working in sub-Saharan Africa. Their process revolves around collaborating with exemplary organizations and local community leaders to establish effective, sustainable responses to poverty and disease.

Vox United exists to facilitate a concerted effort among universities, local churches, humanitarian organizations and businesses to eliminate extreme poverty and disease in sub-Saharan Africa. They build international bridges resulting in viable, holistic, self-sustainable solutions in infected and underdeveloped communities.

Vox was founded in 2007 after a small group of friends from West Michigan ventured to South Africa and came face to face with the staggering consequences of extreme poverty and HIV/AIDS.

The organization is engaged in a number of projects surrounding clear water, education and enterprise support, including vocational skills training and micro-capital investments for small business start ups.

One of the more interesting programs we discovered was their Water Safari project. Water Safari is a mobile well-repair initiative. With the help of affiliate organizations and local government, non-functioning wells are identified and spec’d for repair. Expeditions are mapped out and humanitarian workers travel back into Africa’s bush to provide simple mechanical fixes that bring real-time hope to thousands of people.

The first Water Safari launched in late August-September, 2010 in Mozambique.

Thank you to Regina Myers for nominating the Voxunited for the September edition of Sweatshirt Blanket’s Spread Your Warmth campaign. If you would like to learn more about this cause visit their website.

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