THE WATER CRISIS
Nearly one billion people do not have access to clean, safe water - the equivalent of 1 in 8 people on the planet!
Women and children so often bear the burden of walking for miles each day to fetch dirty water in open sources, full of water-borne disease, trapping them in a cycle of ill-health and poverty. The situation is dire, yet our message at Project Maji is one of hope. When you provide a community with clean water, you also empower them with the promise of a better future. Together with global citizens like you, we are changing the lives of some of the most marginalized communities in the world.
Join us in transforming the lives of those who have been left behind.
Who We Are
Through the power of solar-technology, Project Maji is bringing sustainable access to clean water across rural sub-Saharan Africa. Currently serving more than 50,000 people with 60 million litres of clean water per year, we are on a mission eradicate water poverty and scale across the continent.
After witnessing the shocking, but all too common scene of children collecting dirty water from a roadside puddle in rural Africa, CEO and Founder Sunil Lalvani used his experience in consumer electronics to develop and deploy a solar-powered pump, to sustainably deliver clean, safe water to a village in rural Ghana; coining the CSR project 'Maji' (Maji meaning water in Swahili).
In 2010, the United Nations recognized “the right to safe and clean drinking water and sanitation as a human right that is essential for the full enjoyment of life and all human rights.” The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a blueprint to achieving a better and more sustainable future for all of humanity, and a call to action to end poverty, tackle climate change and address global development issues. The SGDs are interconnected, whereby the key to the success of one will involve tackling issues more commonly associated with another.
At Project Maji, while our area of focus is SDG 6: Clean water and Sanitation, we are also positively impacting SDG 5, SDG 4 and SDG 3, 17 as well as numerous others.