Clean Team

£430,000 grant funding from 2020 to 2021

Clean Team is a social enterprise delivering safe and affordable sanitation services to low-income households in Kumasi, Ghana.

The enterprise provides customers with an ergonomically designed plastic toilet that can be used in their homes, with a sealable internal cartridge to collect waste. The toilet is provided for free, and customers then pay a small monthly fee for professional waste collectors to collect the waste from each house, replacing the dirty cartridge and cleaning the toilet. The waste is then transported to the city treatment site, ensuring safe disposal.

Clean Team aims to provide high quality, customer-centric sanitation services. It has a strong value proposition: customers say they choose the Clean Team service because it delivers dignity, health benefits, and pride in having a toilet at home. It is also often cheaper for households than using public toilets, the main available alternative in Kumasi’s low-income areas.

Clean Team currently serves almost 3,000 households in Kumasi (c.15,000 people), with plans to  achieve financial break even towards the end of 2025.

We are supporting the delivery of Clean Team’s operational plan and strategic initiatives  for 2020-2021. We are also supporting its robust response to COVID-19, which enables them to continue to serve customers despite the significant loss of household earnings, and ensures the continued protection of both its staff and the communities it serves at a critical time.