By Muneeza Aftab | Advocacy and Communications Officer
This is a quarterly update on the long-looming drinking water crisis in Ghana as well as our response to it, with you by our side. Here’s a quick overview of the West African nation’s water insecurity:
Did you know?
76% of Ghanaian households are at a risk of drinking water contaminated with faecal matter
29% healthcare facilities have limited or no water services available on premises
Only 1 household out of every 5 has water or other cleansing agents available at home
Ghanaian women bear majority of the water collection burden as they make up 64% of water carriers in the country
In a bit to sustainably crush this crisis, Project Maji develops and deploys fit-for-purpose solar-powered water solutions. Since 2015, Ghana has been the locus of Project Maji’s game-changing innovation. With over 100 operational sites in the country, we have expanded our solution profile from a standalone solar-powered water kiosk – Mini Maji to include three more water solutions. These include a) smart solar-powered Standpipes, b) a network of solar-powered mini kiosks – MajiPlus as well as c) rehabilitated existing water infrastructure called RE:Maji.
Our work has helped us touch the lives of over 120,000 people with millions of litres of safe water. We owe our growth and our impact to supporters like you refuse to settle for anything less. And who like us, firmly believe in everyone’s right to clean and safe drinking water.
We will keep you posted on future progress. Thanks for choosing to side with us in this life-changing mission!
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