HANDWASHING SAVES LIVES
In sub-Saharan Africa, less than 50% households have basic handwashing facilities with soap and water available in households
COVID-19 has now hit Africa, and its spread in the region is being described as a ‘ticking time-bomb’. Simple hand hygiene can limit the spread of the virus and help save lives. However, let us pause for a moment to consider that more than 300 million people do not have access to safe water in sub-Saharan Africa, not standing a chance to protect themselves against the outbreak. While handwashing might be an effective defence, it is simply not an option for these communities. We are working to change that. Join us and support handwashing to save lives.
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Who We Are: Another Water NGO?
We are a not-for-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: Rural Ghana & Kenya
Since 2015, Project Maji has empowered more than 59,000 people across Kenya and Ghana, pumping more than 62 million liters of clean water per 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.
In 2018 we completed pre and post intervention impact surveys to quantify the impact of our work on multiple communities in partnership with the Cape Coast University of Ghana. We measured the health and community satisfaction parameters of the end-users of our safe water. The findings from these impact studies showed that the vast majority of beneficiaries were deeply satisfied with the quality of potable water provided by Project Maji.
According to these same findings, there have been significant improvements in community health and socio-economic development after the accessibility of potable water from the Project Maji water cube.