FundiFix is a social enterprise that spun out from the University of Oxford – Smith School of Enterprise and Environment (SSEE), research into the idea of remotely monitoring rural water points. The research team developed a GSM-enabled Water-point Data Transmitter (WDT) that collates information on real-time abstraction volumes and breakdown incidents, as well as derive time taken to repair. The first experimental WDT was installed in Kenya in the year 2011 and deployment to date has grown to 366 ‘smart’ hand-pumps in Kenya. 

The smart hand-pumps research provided insights on the causes of high non-functionality of rural water infrastructure and informed the establishment of a social enterprise – FundiFix Limited, in the year 2014, to provide preventive maintenance and repair services to rural communities. FundiFix Ltd (with two franchisees, trading as Miambani Ltd and Kwale Hand-pump Services Ltd) is a Kenyan–registered and owned company and currently operates in Kwale and Kitui Counties. There are ongoing discussions to scale up operations following interest from other Counties in Kenya and Countries in sub-Saharan Africa.

Our Core Values

Jacob Katuva

Jacob Katuva

Director, FundiFix Ltd

Jacob has nine years of work experience in assessment of water resources and rural water supply in arid and semi-arid environments. Jacob expertise spans across integrated water resources management, environmental monitoring, GIS and remote sensing, advanced spatial statistics and assessment of development and poverty analyses.

Jacob Katuva

Director, FundiFix Ltd

Cliff Nyaga

Cliff Nyaga

Director, FundiFix Ltd

Cliff has nine years of work experience in urban and rural water services delivery in Kenya and leads the incubation of FundiFix into a sustainable social enterprise.

Cliff Nyaga

Director, FundiFix Ltd

Annastacia Kalee

Annastacia Kalee

Office Manager , Kitui, Kenya

Annastacia manages FundiFix’s office administrative and logistical functions, including financials, human resources and customer relations. Annastacia has over four years of work experience in business management, field research and accounting roles.

Annastacia Kalee

Office Manager , Kitui, Kenya

Rufus Mwaniki

Rufus Mwaniki

Senior Technician, FundiFix Ltd. Kitui, Kenya

Rufus is in charge of coordinating delivery of timely and quality Handpump repair and maintenance activities at FundiFix in Kitui.
Rufus has over 30 years of work experience as a Water Technician. He has worked for the Government of Kenya (Ministry of Water) in this capacity in various parts of Kenya.

Rufus Mwaniki

Senior Technician, FundiFix Ltd. Kitui, Kenya

Reuben Nduvi Musyoka

Reuben Nduvi Musyoka

Business Development Manager, FundiFix Ltd. Kwale, Kenya

Reuben holds the position of Business Development Manager at FundiFix in Kwale (Kwale Handpump Services Ltd (KHSL)). Reuben’s role at FundiFix involves the coordination of repair operations, development and implementation of strategies for expanding services to more rural communities.

Reuben Nduvi Musyoka

Business Development Manager, FundiFix Ltd. Kwale, Kenya

Idd Mbaruku Mwaropia

Idd Mbaruku Mwaropia

Senior Technician, FundiFix Ltd. Kwale, Kenya

Idd holds the position of Senior Technician at FundiFix in Kwale. He has over 20 years’ experience in Handpump construction, repair, and maintenance. His current role at FundiFix involves community engagement/marketing of FundiFix’s repair and maintenance services for growth in coverage, responding to reported breakdowns, and conducting preventive maintenance circuits.

Idd Mbaruku Mwaropia

Senior Technician, FundiFix Ltd. Kwale, Kenya

James Okoti Ayiega

James Okoti Ayiega

Senior Technician, FundiFix Ltd. Kwale, Kenya

Okoti is a Senior Technician at FundiFix in Kwale and his role is primarily customer care/community engagement, responding to reported breakdowns, and conducting preventive maintenance circuits.

James Okoti Ayiega

Senior Technician, FundiFix Ltd. Kwale, Kenya

Jackson Komu

Jackson Komu

Technician, FundiFix Ltd. Kitui, Kenya

Jackson is a Senior Technician at FundiFix and leads the repair and maintenance of Piped Schemes in Kitui. He has over 18 years work experience in plumbing and associated water infrastructure maintenance works, including at the Ngomeni Rock Catchment Piped Scheme, which is one of the biggest schemes in Mwingi, Kitui.

Jackson Komu

Technician, FundiFix Ltd. Kitui, Kenya

Mwasi Kanyaga,

Mwasi Kanyaga,

Plumber, FundiFix Ltd. Kitui, Kenya

Mwasi is a Technician at FundiFix in Kitui. His forms parts of the FundiFix repair team, which responds to reported breakdowns at registered Piped Schemes and Handpump managed by communities and schools.

Mwasi Kanyaga,

Plumber, FundiFix Ltd. Kitui, Kenya

Harrison Kimanzi

Harrison Kimanzi

Plumber, FundiFix Ltd. Kitui, Kenya

Mwasi is a Technician at FundiFix in Kitui, and leads repair and preventive maintenance of registered Handpumps. He also supports repair and preventive maintenance works at Piped Schemes registered with FundiFix.

Harrison Kimanzi

Plumber, FundiFix Ltd. Kitui, Kenya