HANDWASHING SAVES LIVES
645 million people live in rural Sub-Saharan Africa, and more than three-quarters do not have the facilities at home to wash their hands with soap and water. We are working to change that by introducing the Maji Bucket.
With COVID19 as the new normal and other infectious diseases threatening the health of marginalised communities every day, we have developed a no-touch handwashing station. The Maji bucket is a simple low-tech invention by the Project Maji Ghana team, developed with a vision to ensure safe handwashing practices among rural communities. The handwashing station is foot-operated, eliminates the need for touch and successfully curbs the spread of bacteria. In addition, it is highly affordable and made of locally available products that allow for its easy replication and bulk production. With the generous support of Aqua for All, we have mobilised funds to produce and distribute 450 handwashing stations through our #sweat4soap campaign.
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WHO WE ARE
Another Water NGO?
We are a non-profit social enterprise, bringing sustainable access to safe water across rural sub-Saharan Africa through solar-powered water kiosks. Currently operating 60 kiosks, we are on a mission to provide access to safe water to 1 million people by 2025. To reach this goal, we replace broken handpumps in Ghana and Kenya, using existing infrastructure to offer cost-efficient alternatives. We empower the communities we work in, setting them on a journey of self-reliance by providing the latest, self-sustainable water solutions, such as mobile monitoring and e-payment systems.
Where We Work
Since 2015, we have provided sustainable access to safe water to thousands of people in Ghana and Kenya, pumping millions of litres of water each year. We partner with local governments, corporates, private donors and NGOs such as World Vision and IFRC (International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent) all of whom share our vision for sustainable change.
Ghana, our home country, is where we launched our operations in 2015.
Kenya is also one of our focus countries and we aim to scale up exponentially in the coming years
Our Impact Numbers
98% of villagers use the Maji cube
97% are satisfied with the quality of water
0% water-related diseases
(from 11% to 0%)
Children don’t miss school anymore
Water walk reduced to maximum 250 meters