who we are

Safi Sana is a dynamic social enterprise established in the Netherlands in 2010.

By converting organic and faecal waste into electricity, soil conditioner and irrigation water, innovative waste-to-resource factories have the potential to deliver huge economic impact in developing countries, as well as vast improvements to health and sanitation in slum communities.

The Safi Sana philosophy

As a business-driven social venture, rather than a development or aid organization, support to the local population is driven by a market-driven approach, working together with national and local governments, NGOs and the private sector.

The ‘tri-partite’ philosophy combines government support, social and sustainable values and a commercial business plan, allowing us to run a stable and financially sound company. Safi Sana is an expert facilitator throughout the process, providing in-house expertise for all elements of the circular economy.

At the local level, the approach is two-fold:

  • Establishing a production and sales company for green energy and bio-fertilizer;
  • Providing local entrepreneurs with new skills, such as managerial experience, marketing support and sales guidance.

Founding organizations

To learn more about how Safi Sana started, click here.

A blueprint for replication

Our designs are replicable, scalable and adaptable and we have ambitious plans for the future. To learn more, click here.

Career Opportunities

For details of current career opportunities, click here