History of Maji-Tech
Maji-Tech’s founder and CEO John M. Bongiorno—a businessman and civic leader from Erie, Pennsylvania—visited East Africa in 1992. This trip made a profound impact on Mr. Bongiorno’s life. He visited the Maasai people of northern Tanzania and was moved at the difficult life of the people. The need for water was especially acute in the rural sectors.
In 2001, Mr. Bongiorno was named president of an organization of business leaders called WorldServe International. He challenged business leaders to use their experience to start an enterprise in Tanzania that could create jobs, provide clean water to local communities and be a sustainable business in which the profits could be used to increase the capacity to provide clean water throughout East Africa.
In 2002, Maji-Tech was created and since then has grown to complete water projects serving 1.9 million people. With offices in Arusha, Tanzania near the foot of Mt. Kilimanjaro, Maji-Tech has seven drilling rig teams able to service the East Africa region.
Partnerships with many business, churches, foundations and humanitarian organizations have been developed to make Maji-Tech one of the largest private water resource development companies in East Africa. Our partners have financed major equipment donations and sponsored drilling projects in poor communities that otherwise might not be helped. These generous individuals and groups from around the world are all stakeholders in this very important work of providing a clean, safe, long-term source of water in the areas where it is most needed.