Research and Innovation Fundifix

FundiFix is at the forefront of water research and innovation to deliver solutions for rural water services.

FundiFix, provides OxWater Sensors for remote monitoring of hand pumps functionality and usage, and the service includes a live dashboard.

FundiFix team has taken part in deployment of >350 sensors in Kwale, Busia, Machakos, and Kitui counties in Kenya.

FundiFix has installed Water ATMs at rural water collection points to ensure communities have access to drinking water 24 hours a day. The Water ATMs allow remote monitoring of water point operations including water volumes and revenues, and integrate to M-PESA payment platform for efficient revenue collection and accountability.

In conjunction with its partners, FundiFix has managed large scale data collection and studies on rural water in Turkana, Kitui, and Kwale Counties of Kenya, e.g.

  • In 2017 FundiFix was contracted by Do Terra Ltd to conduct a study of local farmers to understand household welfare status and inform better targeting of its support to local communities for improved livelihoods.
  • In 2018, FundiFix was contracted by Rural Focus Ltd to conduct a study of Mwingi North households on water access, affordability, quality, and reliability and policy preferences.
  • In 2018, FundiFix provided logistical support for a study in Lodwar and Ukunda towns in Kenya, aimed at generating evidence for a global audience on market size/extents and potential impact of informal water vending.