Maji na Ufanisi (Water and Development)

"Water for All"

Mission and Vision

Our Vision- "Water For All"

With over 27 years of expertise and experience in the Water sector, Maji na Ufanisi has immensely transformed the lives of the local communities in Kenya through development of highly successful policies, programming and implementation of its portfolio of projects in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH).

Our Mission

“To be a leader in the water and sanitation sector (WASH), influencing resilience, governance, knowledge management and promoting best practices in environmental sanitation in Kenya”.

Core Values

  • Integrity,
  • Professionalism
  • Equity
  • Equal Opportunity

Water NGO: Success Stories

Kongowea story

Briefly, by 2013, when MnU started its WASH intervention in the Kongowea public market, the situation was simply a nightmare.

 The market was dirty, with dilapidated water and sanitation facilities. 

Occurrences of water and vector diseases was very common. Indeed, the stench emanating from these blocked sanitation facilities could be smelt 100 metres away.

Over 10,000 people have benefited from improved WASH services and 100 women and youth have directly benefited from employment from these public sanitation facilities.


Before Intervention

After Intervention


Handing Over a WASHEM Project to Kaptagat Usafi Community based Organization, Nairobi

Maji na Ufanisi first piloted the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Enterprise Model (WASHEM) in Mombasa County’s Kongowea market, where 60 public toilets were rehabilitated. 

The facilities were redesigned to be disability friendly and handed to youth groups for management. 

The youths were trained on basic business skills. Currently, each facility generates enough revenue to cater for maintenance and staff salaries.

Over 10,000 people have benefited from improved WASH services and 100 women and youth have directly benefited from employment from these public sanitation facilities.

In May 2015, MnU’s project in Kongowea public market was rated first out of over 900 projects that had been competing for an international award that was given by AMCOW (African Ministers’ Council on Water) and UNICEF. 

Maji na Ufanisi (MnU) Works with Over 100 community-based Organizations


At Community Level, MnU works with over 100 CBOs that form the large base of the organization’s implementing partners. 

Among these CBOs are ;

  • Kaptagat Usafi Group in Kangemi
  • Nairobi, Soweto Usafi Group in Kibera, Nairobi
  • NCBHA ( Nairobi Central Business Hawkers Association) in Muthurwa, Nairobi
  • Uvumilivu Usafi Group in Bangladesh, Mombasa County.

These CBOs manages the facilities using the pay- per- use system.

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menstrual Health Management Project

Break the Taboo around Menstruation

As a socially responsible global citizen, you can make a difference in the lives of marginalized adolescent girls in Kenya by supporting Maji na Ufanisi’s Menstrual Health Management project.

Part of our mission is to provide reusable sanitary pads to girls from impoverished backgrounds, enabling them to manage their menstruation in a hygienic, sustainable, and dignified way and stay in school.

Water for All in Kenya's Arid and Semi-Arid Lands Project

Transform Lives with Maji Na Ufanisi: Water for All in Kenya's Arid and Semi-Arid Lands

Chronic water shortages are a significant issue in Kenya’s Arid and Semi-Arid Lands (ASAL) regions, affecting the quality of life for local communities. Maji Na Ufanisi has been working tirelessly to improve access to water and education on water management in these areas.

We employ a variety of technologies and strategies, including collaboration with stakeholders such as local communities, governmental bodies, and private sector actors, to maximize water resources.

Support Us Because Clean Water is Life

Our Partners

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Why Partner or Support Us?

501(3)(c) Status

One of the unique features of donating to Maji na Ufanisi is that it uses the Institute for Education, Research, and Scholarships as its fiscal sponsor. 

This means that all donations sent to Maji na Ufanisi are tax-deductible, making it a smart and impactful way to support a worthy cause.

Your donation can help provide communities with access to clean water, build sanitation facilities, eradicate period poverty and educate individuals on proper hygiene practices.

By contributing to Maji na Ufanisi, you can help break the cycle of poverty and illness that is caused by lack of access to clean water,  sanitation, and period poverty

Your donation, no matter how big or small, can make a real difference in the lives of people who are struggling to access basic necessities. 

Join us in our mission to provide sustainable water and menstrual health solutions to communities in need by donating to Maji na Ufanisi today.

Proven track record

Maji na Ufanisi has been operating for 27 years, and during that time, they have been making a significant impact in providing clean water and sanitation to Kenyans. Our long track record of success is a testament to Our commitment to Our mission and Our ability to deliver effective solutions.

Recognition for excellence

The organization has won several awards for their work, including the 2015 AfricaSan Youth Award. This recognition is a testament to our dedication to our cause and our ability to make a meaningful difference in the lives of people in need.

Strong partnerships

Maji na Ufanisi works closely with national and county governments, as well as over 100 community-based organizations. These strong partnerships help to ensure that our solutions are tailored to the specific needs of the communities we serve, and that they are effectively integrated with broader development efforts.

Good Stewardship of Donations and Grants

Water and Development (Maji na Ufanisi) uses in-kind grants to provide clean water and sanitation to Kenyans. This means you can be confident that your support is being used to directly provide essential resources to those in need.

Sustainable impact

Solutions provided by Maji na Ufanisi are designed to have a long-lasting impact. By partnering with us, you can contribute to a sustainable solution that will improve the lives of people in need for years to come.

Support Us Because Clean Water is Life

What our Beneficiaries and Partners have to say:

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ - "Maji na Ufanisi has transformed our community by providing access to clean water and sanitation. Before their intervention, we struggled with waterborne diseases and inadequate sanitation facilities. Now, we can live healthier and more dignified lives. We are grateful for their tireless work and commitment to our well-being."
Community Leader
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ - "As a partner of Maji na Ufanisi, I have witnessed firsthand their impact on the ground. Their team of experts is dedicated to finding sustainable solutions to the water and sanitation crisis in Kenya. Through their innovative projects and collaborations with local communities, they are making a real difference in the lives of thousands of people."
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ - Maji na Ufanisi has helped us in so many ways. Before, we had to walk long distances to collect water from a polluted river. Now, we have a well in our community that provides us with safe and clean water. We have also received training on how to practice good hygiene. Thanks to Maji na Ufanisi, our lives have been transformed

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