We have a vision to provide water to 1 million people by 2020.
Access to clean water continues to cause illness and stifle growth in emerging countries. Universal access to safe drinking water is a fundamental need and human right. At Project Maji, we are are working to bring clean water to rural populations across sub-Saharan Africa.
Over the past thirty years, the hand pump was introduced in communities where ground water was accessible. However, we estimate that over 40% hand pumps are broken at any one time and others remain efficient. We believe that we found a better solution.
Natural water sources are often several kilometers away the villages and not clean.
An estimated 200m hours per week are spent collecting water in sub-Saharan Africa. For women, this means lost time that could be spent looking after their families or working .For children, it is time away from school or school. Unclean water also causes
The Project Maji Solution:
Clean, Sustainable & Affordable
Project Maji kiosks can be installed anywhere that underground water is available. The structure supports an array of solar panels which drive a submersible electric pump that delivers potable water into a storage tank. Communities are then then able to collect the water whenever they like, simply by turning on one of many taps.
Designed with the harshest environments in mind, our kiosks are designed to be robust and have minimal moving or serviceable parts to minimize problems. Daily operations of the kiosks run smoothly with very little oversight; however, in every community we train community leaders on how to maintain the kiosks for longevity.
Using solar panels is not only sustainable; it’s also a practical solution as many communities do not have access to reliable electricity. With a steady supply of sunshine year around, we maintain consistent power to our sites at no cost.
Mobile technology allows us to remotely monitor all of our sites to measure their performance and to alert us in the unlikely event of any problems. We can also evaluate the efficiency of our kiosks but seeing how much and when the water is drawn.
We install our kiosks in collaboration with the communities and in geographic clusters so that we can quickly deploy our technical team to troubleshot any problems and maintain a maximum operational uptime. Our technology solution is also under warranty for XX years.
Project Maji is currently working in Ghana and Kenya. We are currently expanding our opeations and are also looking for partners local partners.