Our real start was in 2013 when we, with financial support from Aqua for All, piloted our business concept with 3 prepaid water points in Kaijado, Kenya. The pilot was technically successful and financially promising. Based on this, our founder Marcel Schreurs decided in 2014 to establish Maji Milele Ltd.
The first 1.5 years were very difficult, but this changed in 2016 with new clients like Oxfam UK, Mercy Corps and eventually Nairobi Water. By April 2018 we had clients in 16 Kenyan counties and we expect to have presence in at least 20 counties by the end of 2018. In 2017 we also did two projects outside Kenya: in Somalia and in Kampala Uganda, where in early 2018 we started a new company: Water Forever Ugdanda Ltd. Later in 2018, we also expect to open business in Tanzania.
Other milestones in our history are:
– 2015: Maji Milele receivedt soft funding (US$347,000) from Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund
– 2016: Founder Marcel Schreurs received a World Water Leadership Award in India at World CSR Day
– 2016: Nomination for the Sankalp Africa Award