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Born in the Bush.

Vox was born in the bush of rural Mozambique back in 2008. Moved by the staggering number of children sick & dying from preventable water-born diseases, we decided to roll up our sleeves and do something about it. The word VOX is Latin for “voice.” Our motivation centers on bringing practical, real-time hope to the voiceless of our world.

Our Team

Drawn to challenges and driven by results, Team Vox is comprised of some of the most brilliant, passionate, hardworking people on the planet. Our central tenet is, and has always been: “Do it right.”

Our Work

Over the years we’ve executed and managed off-the-grid projects in Botswana, Tanzania, South Africa, Kenya and Mozambique. Today over two million people benefit from our clean water initiatives.

Our Funding

We’re privately funded by a growing base of generous donors who resonate with our development model, philosophy, and results. If you’re curious about investing in our work, drop us a note. We’d love to chat.


Our Resolve

Sustainability isn’t just an ancillary thing we do, it’s how we do everything. Vox initiatives are executed in conjunction with provincial and local government in compliance with national water policies. Every Vox water project is housed in a contextual development loop strategy to ensure long-term water reliability.

Our Approach

Water Critical Region
We collaborate with government officials to define a project area.
Formal Agreements
We draft written MOUs that outline objectives, timelines & responsibilities.
Village Assessment
We survey, evaluate & draft a written baseline community profile.
Water Committee
We work with village leadership to establish a functioning water-user committee.
Mechanic Proposal
We recommend an area mechanic to represent the community & neighboring villages.
Mechanic Training
We provide specialized workshops that educate & certify area well mechanics.
Local Well
We install, restore, retrofit, or improve the local clean water access point.
Area Mechanic's Association
We register & deploy a recognized mechanic's association.
Final Report
We submit a final report that captures technical data, results, stories & recommendations.
Monitoring & Support
We curate well reports and provide 6 months of support.

Watch the Film

Directed by Philip Carrel, “Water Safari Versus” was produced to educate and inspire action. Post it, share it—forward it to your friends.

Our Leadership


Tom Tilton

Owner • Tilton Enterprise

Brad Ruiter

Managing Partner • Ekko Studio

Tim Anema

Owner • T2 Construction

Jeff Kammeraad

Owner • Kammeraad Financial

Brian King

Founder • Vox


Torcatos William

Project & Drilling Management • Mozambique

Elson Manuel

Lead MOTO Mechanic • Mozambique

Cleusia Nialete William

Accounting • Mozambique

Ethan King


Brent DeWeerdt

Development • USA

Lorie King

Communications • USA

Pat Texer

Accountant • USA

Katie Slenk

Administration • USA


Brad Haan

Projects • USA

Dr. Sherrie Tamburello

Health • USA

Ethan Beswick

Legal • USA

Jeff Buckman

Legal • USA

Jaco Van Rensberg

Projects • South Africa

Eric Dry

Project Logistics • South Africa

VOX is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization. EIN: #20-8989756

Give with Confidence

Charity Navigator 4 star logoVOX has a 4-star rating with Charity Navigator, their highest rating.