Project Maji is a non-profit social enterprise that currently operates a network of 63 water kiosks in Ghana and Kenya. Their operations were affected by the COVID-19 lockdown restrictions and the government-imposed free water mandate, which resulted in a loss of revenue.
With support from Aqua for All, Project Maji launched the #Sweat4Soap campaign together with ultrarunner Mina Guli to mobilise support for SDG 6 and raise global awareness on the importance of handwashing. For every 100 km logged by runners around the world, one handwashing station was donated to a rural community in Ghana. In total, 520 handwashing stations were locally produced together with Ghana Disability Organisation reaching 62.000 people. Aqua for All’s support was used to produce a total of 520 handwashing stations that were installed in 62 communities, provide community WASH trainings as well as to buy and distribute soap bars.
With this successful project, Project Maji helped to counter the spread of COVID-19, created local inclusive employment, while developing a cheaper, locally produced handwashing solution.
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