The Stone Family Foundation has supported the Container Based Sanitation Alliance (CBSA) since its inception in 2016, when we saw the opportunity for container based sanitation (CBS) service providers to come together to promote greater quality and availability of CBS services worldwide.
We believe there is opportunity for CBS enterprises to collaborate in an effective way to achieve sector-wide acceptance and endorsement, reach scale, and create sustainable impact. We have supported the CBSA to promote sharing and learning, create common standards and develop partnerships that advance this mission.
Isabella Montgomery, CBSA Coordinator, shares her reflections on the first strategic phase of the CBSA, the journey so far and key achievements they are looking to build on.
Continue reading “The Container Based Sanitation Alliance – reflections on the first strategic phase”
Louise Couder (Director, External Relations) and Sheila Kibuthu (Assistant Manager, Communications) at Sanergy, a sanitation service provider in Kenya, reflect on the results and drivers of success of a new pit emptying project, aimed at ensuring the safe disposal of waste from urban communities.
Continue reading “Tackling challenges of pit latrine emptying in urban slums – lessons from Sanergy’s Mtaa Fresh project”
In this blog post Kelvin Hughes, CEO of Clean Team Ghana for the past 19 months, reflects on his journey joining Clean Team and the key areas he has prioritised to develop the business.
Continue reading “The first year in post leading a container-based sanitation business in Ghana”
This blog reflects on the FSM 5 / AfricaSan conference in Cape Town, some of the main topics of conversation and how they relate to the Foundation’s work and strategic priorities.
Continue reading “The sector comes together to discuss Africa’s sanitation challenges: reflections on FSM 5 and AfricaSan”
WSUP has been working with the water and sanitation utility in Lusaka to support a new pit-emptying service targeted at low-income customers. This initial work, funded in part by SFF, has helped shape the utility’s scale-up plans for faecal sludge management services under the city’s new multi-million-dollar investment programme. This blog reflects on lessons learned, and on how this experience links with the Foundation’s approach to funding.
Continue reading “Scaling-up innovative sanitation business models: Lessons from Lusaka”
WSUP has been investigating how redistributive taxation and surcharges could be used to finance sanitation for low-income customers. This guest blog from Guy Norman discusses WSUP’s research and next steps.
Continue reading “Surcharging ahead!”