Safe Water for Families in Rural Ghana

by Project Maji
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Safe Water for Families in Rural Ghana
Safe Water for Families in Rural Ghana
Safe Water for Families in Rural Ghana
Safe Water for Families in Rural Ghana
Safe Water for Families in Rural Ghana
Safe Water for Families in Rural Ghana
Safe Water for Families in Rural Ghana
Safe Water for Families in Rural Ghana
Safe Water for Families in Rural Ghana
Safe Water for Families in Rural Ghana
Safe Water for Families in Rural Ghana

Summary

As you read this, countless women and children in rural Ghana are walking, searching for water. Children are missing school and women are losing valuable time. Meanwhile, clean water could be right beneath them, deep underground. The solution? Solar-powered water kiosks that bring clean water to the surface-and provide women and children healthier, happier lives.

$50,000
total goal
$37,859
remaining
9
donors
0
monthly donors
5
months

Challenge

In the communities we serve, water does not come out of a tap. Women and children walk for hours to distant polluted sources like rivers, ponds and swamps. These water sources are shared with cattle and drinking this water makes families sick. Critically, children under the age of 5 are hardest hit as diarrheal deaths remain a dominant trend. Through this project, we will provide sustainable access to safe water to 3 rural Ghanaian communities, reaching a total of 3,000 people.

Solution

Project Maji will provide sustainable solar-powered water kiosks to three rural Ghanaian communities that are typically left behind by larger NGOs or local government because of their low population density. We install Maji kiosks in the heart of communities, cutting down water collection times by 90% while the consumption of clean water in the communities we serve has nearly fully eliminated water-borne diseases like diarrhoea (proven by our impact studies).

Long-Term Impact

Through this project, we will reach 3,000 people with sustainable access to safe water. That means improved health and better economic opportunities for families, particularly women. We equip our kiosks with remote monitoring technologies to evaluate kiosk performance every day and maintain maximum uptime. The minimal water tariff collected through e-payment, accessible for repairs ensures that communities are self-reliant and water secure in the long-run.

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Organization Information

Project Maji

Location: Accra - Ghana
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Twitter: @projectmaji
Project Leader:
Muneeza Aftab
Accra, Ghana
$12,141 raised of $50,000 goal
 
9 donations
$37,859 to go
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