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About Maji Zima

Water health education & Safe drinking water

Maji Zima is a charitable organisation registered in Kenya that advocates for access to clean and safe drinking water in rural, peri-urban and urban informal settlement areas in Kenya using modern and improved water filters.

Our work has directly helped these communities by providing information about waterborne diseases and training community members to use the water filters, giving them the means to improve their health and lives.

Operational since 2014, Maji Zima has donated water filters to needy communities in Homabay, Siaya, Nairobi, Meru, Kericho, Bomet and Kajiado promoting sustainable access to safe drinking water.  We have worked in Kenya as a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee not having a share capital under the Company's ACT CAP 486 with registration number CPR/2013/115938. 

How We Work

We have set up a premise in Emakoko, Kajiado County, where we assemble our water filters using locally available hardware materials and labour, creating local employment opportunities in a country with a more than 40% unemployment rate.

Where We Work

Since its registration, Maji Zima has done projects in two phases. In the first phase, Maji Zima benefited over 100 households and 30,000 other community members in the Kiambiu slum; 240 households, 600 children, and 1000 other community members in Mbita; 25 households and 7,000 other community members in Siaya County.

In 2019 and 2020, Maji Zima successfully tested its newly developed Maji Salama-Maji Zima gravity fed water filters through a pilot scheme at Africa Inland Church Diguna, Nkaimurunya Primary School, and Beacon of Hope Clinic.

MS-MZ water filters are benefiting over 100,000 people, primarily children, in children's homes, schools, hospitals, and community centres in six counties in Kenya. Among the places we have installed are: Miale ya Tumaini Center, St. Clare’s Kaplong Hospital, Ongata Ronkai Primary School, Nairobi Great Commission, Gateway Children’s Bethel Home, MCK Ntharene, Emakoko Primary, Arap Moi Primary School and Kiserian Primary. We hope to reach more areas in Kenya and save lives.

Our project targets education institutions, health facilities, and religious institutions with a water supply that may be contaminated and therefore needs a more adequate means to make the water safe for human consumption.

A Maji-Zima trainer conducts Rural community education on the dangers of drinking unfiltered water; Water in the background with animals in it is the water supply for this community.


To improve the standard of living of vulnerable communities in rural, urban and peri-urban settlements through improved health, by providing access to safe drinking water.


Everyone has access to safe drinking water and is aware of waterborne diseases and the dangers of drinking contaminated water.


of Kenya’s population
are without access to safe drinking water


years of service

number of children dying
daily due to water borne illnesses

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