Maji na Ufanisi (Water and Development): Water Charity Based in Kenya

"Water for All"

How We Implement Our Water & Sanitation Projects

Capacity Building

The goal is to help Community Based Organizations (CBOs) implement a financially sustainable and efficiently managed WASH Enterprise Model that considers climate variability and promotes resilience.

Maji na Ufanisi (MnU) has pilot projects in key areas that serve as reference models for CBOs in those counties.

MnU aims to increase the number of local organizations involved in implementation and strengthen their capacity, while ensuring that they have the knowledge to manage both infrastructure and management systems.

The local private sector plays a crucial role in creating a value chain that supports CBOs, youth, and other entrepreneurs in successfully carrying out their activities.

Evidence Based Policy

Maji na Ufanisi (MnU) has successfully implemented WASH initiatives in densely populated slums in Mombasa and Nairobi, which serve as proof-of-concept for policy direction at the national and county levels.

For ASAL areas and rural livelihoods, MnU’s success in building capacity of Community-Based Organizations from 1996-2003 serves as a demonstration of sustainable approaches to inform policy and practice for national institutions and County Governments.

MnU engages with public institutions, including the Ministry responsible for water and its specialized agencies, to inform policy and program development using knowledge gained from on-the-ground action.

MnU provides strategic water governance support to select counties to improve management of water resources and water and sanitation services in a socially equitable, environmentally sustainable, and economically efficient manner.

MnU focuses on knowledge and capacity development related to integrated water resources management, trans-boundary waters, gender equality, water integrity, climate change adaptation, and water supply and sanitation.

Strategic Approach

Maji na Ufanisi uses its growing body of knowledge on what works on the ground to influence decision making, and accelerate implementation through creating the capacity of local institutions to franchise effective and applicable implementation models, while redressing social imbalance through its gender mainstreaming and social inclusion programs.

The three-track process facilitates achievement of water and sanitation related national development targets more effectively than working independently, and mitigate the risk of poorer outcomes through systemic evaluation and monitoring programs that improve subsequent implementation.


  • Skills building and capacity building of stakeholders
  • Lobbying and Advocacy campaigns,
  • Building or rehabilitating of water and sanitation facilities
  • Policy development and support government in public awareness creation
  • Media engagement
  • Strategic dialogue forums between CECs and MCA’s
  • Public awareness and sensitization forums
  • Learning and Exchange colloquiums
  • Documentation of best practices
  • Research on innovative approaches with Academia  

Gender Equality and Inclusion

Maji na Ufanisi (MnU) aims to improve access to livelihood assets and services for women, youth and people with disabilities, as well as enhance their ability to exercise influence and advocate for equity in policy and institutions.

This involves bringing about institutional reform and policy change to remove inequities in the external environment and promote equal agency for all.

MnU provides technical assistance and works with women in political leadership, management, and civil society to improve developmental outcomes for women.

The organization also seeks to integrate disaster risk reduction into sustainable development strategies to safeguard the gains of development, particularly among those most excluded.

MnU develops innovative participatory approaches to strengthen community resilience, adaptation, and empowerment. The organization works to ensure women and youth have meaningful engagement in climate adaptation work and provides support to women-headed households, who are particularly vulnerable to climate change impacts.

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Support Us Because Clean Water is Life

For the last 27 years, Maji na Ufanisi has focused on provision of sustainable solutions to challenges of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) in public spaces; to communities in urban informal settlements and the marginaliszed rural areas of Kenya.”

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