WHO WE ARE
Transforming Water Access
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. Our innovative, fit-for-purpose solution is replacing the thousands of broken hand pumps across rural Africa,
serving off the grid communities who are otherwise left to fetch water from distant, unsafe water sources; at great risk to their health and at great cost to their livelihoods. Witnessing every day, the transformative effect water has on some of the world’s poorest communities, our sustainable solution is driving significant change into this global injustice.
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). Witnessing the transformative effect of clean water on just one community, Sunil was inspired to scale the solution across the continent; and so, Project Maji was born. From a small CSR initiative in rural Ghana, to now a pan-African NGO, Sunil and his dedicated team at Project Maji are on a mission to eradicate water poverty, and transform the lives of those in need.