This is a quarterly progress report on our operations in Kenya. This year, we have focused on building internal capacity to be ready to scale to meet our increasing donor commitments leading to an internal restructuring of our Country team.
We are pleased to provide an update on the appointment of Community Health Volunteers in Kenya as part of our restructuring efforts, taking care of advocacy on our WASH (Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene) training initiative.
Introducing Joyce, our dedicated Community Health Volunteer whose role also extends to a fulltime Community Manager. Joyce plays a pivotal role in our project, serving as the first point of contact for Caretakers and Community Leaders. She fosters strong relationships with the villages, enhancing our situational awareness and enabling us to respond promptly to any issues, ultimately preventing larger problems from arising.
In addition to her key responsibilities as a Community Manager, Joyce also oversees the coordination of local handymen, known as "fundis," who handle minor repairs. With her expertise and guidance, we can maintain and improve the functionality of our water systems, resulting in enhanced uptime and faster response times.
Furthermore, Joyce has undergone comprehensive training on Issues in mWater, a powerful tool that allows us to effectively monitor and assess water-related challenges. This knowledge empowers us to provide more efficient support, ensuring the sustained availability of clean water for all.
Together with our partners and the dedicated team members like Joyce, we remain committed to creating a brighter, healthier future for the people of Kenya. We invite you to join us on this remarkable journey and help us make a lasting impact.
Thank you for your continued support and belief in our mission.
Advocacy & Communications Officer
We at Project Maji are incredibly grateful for your support in helping us bring clean and safe water to communities in need. Thanks to your generosity, we were able to achieve tremendous impact last year.
We were able to install a total of 171 safe water access points, which has had a profound impact on the communities we serve. These access points have allowed us to reach a total of 145,350 people, providing them with clean water to drink, cook, and wash with. This is an amazing accomplishment that would not have been possible without your support. Furthermore, we were able to serve a staggering 89,005,500 litres of clean water to these communities. This is enough water to fill over 36 Olympic-sized swimming pools!
This is a testament to the scale of our impact and the impact that we can make with your continued support. We know that access to clean and safe water is a basic human need and essential to the health and well-being of people everywhere. We are so grateful that together, we have been able to make such a significant difference in the lives of so many people. Thank you for your continued support and for helping us make this world a better place, one drop at a time.
The Project Maji Team
Thank you for supporting Safe Water for Families in Rural Ghana and helping us create long-term change in rural communities.
We are service providers. Meaning,we don’t simply install hardware, pat ourselves on the back and move on. Rather, we enter a long-term commitment with the communities we serve putting the reliability of our service at the heart of our operations. Therefore, waterpoint uptime is a key performance indicator for Project Maji. We aim for 95% uptime at the 130+ solar-powered water kiosks we operate across Ghana, Kenya and now Uganda. Secondly, response time for local teams is 5 days from the day a technical complaint is filed.
We rely on remote monitoring to evaluate the performance of all Maji water points in real-time. This data is aggregated daily, and our qualified teams on the ground are notified if low water consumption persists at any given site. Local teams follow a robust Maintenance and Repair Framework to ensure maximum uptime at lowest possible costs. This includes a) Annual Service Visits for systematic servicing on a yearly basis b) Maintenance and Repair Visits upon request when a community indicates a technical issue and c) Courtesy Visit beyond regular maintenance schedule, to add new technical features or to discuss community patronage.
The result is high waterpoint functionality, a reliable service and truly sustainable access to safe water for remote rural villages:
Finally, thank you for being a part of our mission and empowering systematic change in the lives of communities.
We are sharing a quarterly impact update on the Safe Water for Families in Rural Ghana Project that you have generously supported. We are so pleased to share that Project Maji has officially partnered with Bryan Acheampong Foundation in Ghana. This partnership will truly help us accelerate safe water access in rural Ghana as it solves a key operational challenge of site selection, for us.
How it Works
Our partner, Bryan Acheampong Foundation (BAF) is running a variety of social impact programmes including a WASH arm under which the foundation is looking to mechanize borewells and water supply for rural communities to ensure sustainability. This is where Project Maji comes in, as an expert implementing partner providing both the system and services to ensure sustainable access to safe water.
Critically, the partnership is designed to complement and strengthen each party’s core competencies in support of safe water access. For us, site selection based on a variety of socio-geographical criteria is undoubtedly a challenge. The foundation’s support and existing rapport in the three pilot sites will greatly ease our penetration in the communities. Similarly, Project Maji brings technical expertise required to deploy robust sustainable water solutions, to the table. Our support will enable BAF to mechanize borewells and provide a reliable source of safe water to communities in need.
During the pilot phase, the 3 solar-powered Maji kiosks will be installed in Aduamoah, Nkwatia and Abetifi communities in Kwahu East District, each serving a community of approximately 1,000 people. That is, a total of 3,000 lives transformed with sustainable access to clean water. We look forward to strengthening this partnership in support of safe water access and scaling our joint impact in the future.
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