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Modular Structures and Clusters

Easy installation with minimum tools in a few days
Minimum connection required on-site
Efficient scaling through cluster approach

Project Maji’s unique modular solution provides both flexibility and scalability. Much like a giant Lego kit, multiple ‘cubes’ can be attached together if required (sharing a single solar-power and water source), increasing the daily water available to a community from between 5,000 to 20,000 litres per day.

Modular structural design

The communities that we serve are often remote and difficult to access by road. Our entire structure is flat-packed for easy transportation and assembly. Using minimal tools, it can be erected in just a couple of days.  Additionally, all electrical wiring and the solar panel set-up is preassembled in our state-of-the-art factories, so require minimum connection on site (not only adding to speed of assembly, but a further assurance of long-term reliability).

Mini Maji and Maji Max

Tailor made solutions for rural settings

To be able to serve both remote rural communities (1000 people or less) as well as rural growth centers, home to typically between 2,500 and 3,500 people, we have developed two set-ups.

The Mini Maji offers a 5,000 liter water storage tank, dispensing approximately 200 buckets of 20 liters per day. To serve a larger catchment area, we join four kiosks and increase our capacity to approximately 16,000 liters or 800 water containers per day. Naturally, we can adept the configuration to the context and specific local water needs. But regardless of the set up, we never lose sight of our vision to end rural water poverty.

Cluster approach

Striving for sustainability and universal coverage in the regions we operate, we work in a ‘cluster’ approach, installing our Project Maji Cubes in adjacent villages. Essentially, we create networks of water kiosk, connecting remote communities. Whilst the UN standard for access to safe water is a 30-minute walk, our goal at Project Maji is provide safe water to communities within a few steps from their homes.

The cluster approach has proven to be a successful strategy to scale for impact. We have delivered multiple clusters in Kenya and Ghana, leveraging economies of scale. It allows for efficient management, installation and maintenance of the kiosks, which saves costs. Local jobs are created to build and manage the water supply systems, and this inclusive ethos leads to stronger community commitment. Grouping communal water points furthermore strengthens local water governance structures, which in turn is imperative for the sustainability of water kiosks.

Hub and spoke system

To reach remote corners of highly dispersed rural hamlets, we also offer a hub and spoke system in which a central water kiosk functions as a hub with gravity-fed pipes to branch out (spokes). The standpipes can be equipped with our electronic payment system if requested and offers a cost-effective solution to promote universal coverage. Lastly, the Project Maji engineering team is also able to install standpipes with a small solar panel system which can be connected to an existing water supply system in a community.