Dutch Ambassador appreciates huge potential of circular sanitation economy during visit in Busia

The esteemed Ambassador of the Netherlands to Kenya, Maarten Brouwer, and the First Secretary of Food Security and Water, Pim van der Male, visited the FINISH Mondial Busia County faecal sludge treatment plant, a groundbreaking initiative supported by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Together with health officials from the County, they explored the Busia

Breaking down taboos: Young, female and heading a sanitation masonry business in Uganda

Our female masons in Uganda are featured in Smart Water Magazine. The specialist magazine for the global water sector has just published an article telling the story of Tweheyo Naume, who at only 23 has already constructed more than 80 safe sanitation systems and trained more than 40 other women in her community to follow in

FINISH Mondial Ethiopia receives award for best achievement in social entrepreneurship

    The FINISH Mondial Ethiopia team has proudly received the award of the Consortium of Christian Relief and Development Associations (CCRDA), as 2nd place winner. The award grants recognition to NGOs who positively impact their communities through social entrepreneurship, innovative solutions to social issues and best practice examples. The organisations entering the competition were

All Systems Connect: The crucial role of blended sanitation financing in achieving SDG6

Our CEO, Valentin Post, led an engaging session on blended finance for WASH at All Systems Connect on Wednesday, the 3rd of May. The session explored how to leverage public and development finance to harness commercial finance and scale-up sanitation service provision. It also focused on how blended finance fits in the overall financial landscape

Santwana Sneha: “We need to understand what drives investment in safely managed WASH to design better programmes”

What are the barriers in accessing safely managed water, sanitation and hygiene services in challenging circumstances? This question was at the heart of Santwana Sneha's recent research project. Her immersive study in 8 villages of two Indian states, Maharashtra and Bihar, looked at how integrated interventions can be more inclusive and resilient, how we can

Join us at All Systems Connect to explore how sanitation can contribute to justice for all

FINISH Mondial, together with its founding partners, WASTE and AMREF Flying Doctors, will be participating in the All Systems Connect International Symposium held between May 2-4 2023 in The Hague, the Netherlands. The theme this year is “Connecting people and ideas, systems and solutions to achieve justice for all”. The symposium is designed to help

“Poo to prosperity” – The success story of faecal sludge management in Nigiris

Mr Rajkumar Sampath, Advisor FINISH Mondial, talks with veteran journalist, Chander Mahadev, about his experience in a project under the US AID Securing Water For Food Grand Challenge initiative, which aimed to recycle black and grey water and use the treated faecal sludge as agricultural input, benefitting close to 2000 vegetable growing farmers. The project was

Leave No One Behind: Working for socially and gender inclusive sanitation

By Jacqueline Eckhardt-Gerritsen, Gender Equality and Social Inclusion Working Group FINISH Mondial  Mid-February, Kenyan Senator Gloria Orwoba became the subject of a vicious online hate campaign. The reason being that she had protested against period poverty and shame - by sitting through a Senate meeting in white clothing stained with fake menstrual blood. Many of

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