Safisana designs and implements modular waste-to-reuse plants for local governments and industry partners in sub-Saharan countries. Once operational, the plants are operated on a for-profit basis by selling power, compost, crops and irrigation water to the local market.

Founded in 2010, Safisana has offices in The Netherlands and Ghana. It has successfully constructed its first commercial plant in Ashaiman, Ghana, which can treat 45 tonnes of faecal and organic waste per day and is generating the first green electricity from waste in Ghana, supplying to the national grid. It also produces compost and vegetable crops for the local agricultural market.

Safisana’s aim is for the Ashaiman plant to run at full capacity and achieve breakeven by 2022. It will serve 125,000 people with better sanitation and waste collection services, as well as providing job creation and valuable end products.

The Foundation is supporting the first phase of Safisana’s business plan, specifically growing its operations in Ghana and identifying new sites for future plants and replicating the model in other geographies.