• Harvesting drinking water from air.

    For off-grid communities, starting in Kenya.

  • Our Vision

    Creating a new source of affordable, clean drinking water for water scarce communities. If you have air, you can have drinking water.

    1.8bn people living in water scarcity by 2025 (UN).

    People running out of water in Kenya and beyond.

    Our CEO Beth is Kenyan and suffered from having to buy dirty, contaminated water while at university. She created her own water filter and started a successful business selling over 5,000 filters in Kenya in the past 5 years. However she is increasingly coming across areas of Kenya where there's regularly no water available as rivers run dry and the water table drops.

     

    This problem is not limited to Kenya. The UN estimates that 1.8bn people will experience water scarcity by 2025.

    6x more water in the air than all rivers.

    An untapped source to help communities suffering drought.

    There is 6x as much water in the air as in all rivers in the world.

     

    We operated our initial prototype at NASA Ames in Mountain View California, where the relative humidity is c.58%, in line with much of Kenya. If you have air you can have clean, safe drinking water.

    Children's home benefiting from 50 litres per day of reliable, clean drinking water.

    February 2019: Our pilot at The Ark Children's Home in Thika, Kenya.

    The Ark Children’s Home is located in a water-scarce area and we were happy to provide the children and staff with 50 litres per day of clean safe drinking water generated from the atmosphere.

     

    Targeting scale: 100 litre+ community devices.

    Designed for our Kenyan customers, in Kenya.

    We are in the process of designing and prototyping a solution that offers:

    • Clean water at a low cost
    • Pay per litre of water
    • Works off grid
  • MAJIK NEWS

    Check out our latest updates!

  • Press

    Read some of the press we've received.

    Royal Academy of Engineering Finalist

    Beth is a finalist in the Royal Academy of Engineering Africa Prize

    Beth went to Cape Town for training with all 16 impressive finalists - next step pitching at Buckingham Palace. Read more on the Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2019/jan/01/africa-inspired-inventors-royal-academy-of-engineering-prize

    Beth's first radio appearance!

    Beth spoke to BBC World Service about Majik Water

    Beth was interviewed by BBC World Service. Listen to the interview here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p06wzd6p

    50 ideas to change the world

    Majik Water featured in the Financial Time's list of world-changing ideas.

    The Financial Times included Majik Water and an interview with Beth on their series on 50 ideas to change the world: https://www.ft.com/content/d768030e-d8ec-11e7-9504-59efdb70e12f

    In print in Kenya

    Featured in Kenya's leading Daily Nation newspaper.

    One of Kenya's leading newspapers featured us in a full page printed article covering our inspiration, how we started and our plans for improving water access in Kenya: https://www.nation.co.ke/health/-sun-tech-and-air-to-solve-water-problems-/3476990-4321112-3m61r0/index.html

    1st prize winners in Paris

    We won the €15,000 first prize at EDF Pulse Africa awards.

    Beth ably represented us at the inaugural EDF Pulse Africa awards in Paris in December 2017 winning first place ahead of other entrepreneurs from across Africa. Read more on EDF's website: https://www.edf.fr/en/the-edf-group/dedicated-sections/journalists/all-press-releases/edf-pulse-africa-three-award-winners-three-projects-with-huge-future-potential

    Hitting the ground in Kenya

    Starting to engage with Kenya's bubbling tech scene.

    Winning a spot with Next 36 Canada

    Anastasia has won a coveted place on Canada's entrepreneurship programme.

    Anastasia (representing Majik Water) was accepted on to the prestigious Next 36 entrepreneurship programme in Canada where we'll have access to mentorship, capital and skills development: https://www.mississauga.com/news-story/7994383-mississauga-entrepreneur-harvests-drinking-water-from-air/

    Winning second place in MIT's Water Innovation prize

    Anastasia pitched for us in Boston and secured second place!

    We took part in MIT's Water Innovation prize and won second place. Read more here: http://www.mitwaterinnovation.org/

  • Video

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    Introducing Majik Water...

    How Majik Water started and an overview of our proof of concept.

  • Our Team

    Our multinational team has a unique skill set combining deep water sector expertise in Kenya and internationally,

    product R&D, corporate and development consulting and entrepreneurship..

    Anastasia Kaschenko, CTO

    Technology

    Beth Koigi, CEO

    Market & Partnerships

    Clare Sewell, COO

    Finance & Strategy

    Oxford economist, 10 yrs
    strategy consulting, entrepreneur in Malawi.

    clare@majikwater.co

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/claresewell/

  • Interested in Working With Us?

    Hardware and Technical Roles

    We're looking for talented, creative people with a passion for mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, thermodynamics , water / clean tech or similar skills to join our team. Please contact us and indicate you're interested in technical roles to find out more.

    Internships

    We're excited to be welcoming our first two interns this year; Taman from France and Yannick from Germany. Get in touch below if you'd like to find out more.