€560,000 grant from 2020 – 2022

Safisana designs and implements modular waste-to-reuse plants for local governments and industry 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, feeding into the national grid. It also produces compost and vegetable crops for the 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 from the factory.

The Foundation is supporting the first phase of Safisana’s overall business plan as it grows its operations in Ghana; expands its capacity and increases revenues, and identifies new project sites.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have also provided Safisana with additional funding towards its COVID-19 Response Plan to help address challenges and expand its social impact.