Safi Sana

€550,000 grant and investment to 2020  |  Additional support on fundraising

Safi Sana designs and implements modular waste-to-reuse factories for local governments and industry in sub-Saharan countries. Once operational, the factories are operated on for-profit basis by selling power, compost, seedlings and irrigation water to the local market.

Founded in 2010, Safi Sana has offices in The Netherlands and Ghana. It has successfully constructed its first commercial factory in Ashaiman, Ghana, which can treat 25 tonnes of 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 seedlings for the agricultural market.

Safi Sana’s aim is for the Ashaiman plant to run at full capacity and breakeven by 2020. 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 Safi Sana’s overall business plan as it grows its operations in Ghana and identifies new project sites.