About us

We are a group of highly specialised sanitation business support organisations located in East Africa and abroad. We provide sector-specific expertise in business development built on years of experience in supporting sanitation companies in low-income markets.

cewas is the world’s first dedicated, impact-oriented WASH entrepreneurship support organization. Since 2010, cewas has worked intensively with 378 entrepreneurs all over the globe scaling their business models, growing their impact-potential and enhancing their investment-readiness. The supported enterprises have created new or improved access to Water and Sanitation for 4.7 Mio people.

For more information, please visit: cewas.org

OPERO Services is a Kenyan social enterprise that specializes in scaling water, sanitation and hygiene innovation and enterprises. Our diverse team brings together innovative thinking, technical expertise and in-depth knowledge of local markets to address WASH challenges in East Africa.

We work with WASH enterprises to understand their markets, refine their approach and ultimately scale their profitability and impact. In parallel to this, we design, trial and commercialise WASH technologies that accelerate progress towards SDG6. To complement our work, we do consultancy assignments that provide market insights and analytics that give clients a clear understanding of the local WASH markets.

For more information, please visit: opero-services.com

WASEU is a business association that supports small-scale local entrepreneurs to plan, build and sustain WASH businesses. It was founded in 2015 with the goal of advocating for an enabling environment for WASH entrepreneurs in Uganda.

For more information, please visit: waseu.org/

Aqua for All is an international foundation working towards accelerating access to water and sanitation, primarily in Africa and Asia.

Funded by the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Aqua for All uses its grants to support enterprises to scale affordable, sustainable and market-based solutions and to access capital.

Aqua for All partners with impact investors and (local) financial institutions to develop innovative and blended finance solutions aiming to catalyse investments in water and sanitation.

For more information, please visit: aquaforall.org

The Waterloo Foundation is an independent grant-making foundation. We support efforts to make a difference across the globe, with specific focus on addressing disparities in opportunities, wealth, and the unsustainable utilisation of the world’s natural resources. One of our key areas of support is providing funds for enhancing access to safe water and sanitation services while promoting good hygiene practices.

For more information, please visit: waterloofoundation.org.uk

VOx Impuls is a family foundation dedicated to support SDG 6 demand driven solutions. Our mission is to sustainably contribute to the self-reliance of people in socially and economically disadvantaged positions. Guided by the belief in the power of (social) entrepreneurship, the foundation wants to contribute to a vibrant community of aspiring entrepreneurs in the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene space.

Toilets for All is a Swiss foundation dedicated to bridging the significant gap in access to clean and dignified toilets for people worldwide, with a particular focus on schools. Our mission is to address this issue through collaborative initiatives, serving as a catalyst for entrepreneurs, funders, legislative organizations, select communities, and government bodies. Our main area of focus is the circular off-grid sanitation sector for schools, encompassing innovative solutions for sanitation and hygiene. By working together with various stakeholders, we strive to achieve our goal of ensuring access to proper sanitation facilities and promoting hygiene efforts.

For more information, please visit: toilets4all.com

Young Water Solutions is an international NGO based in Brussels. It focuses on the empowerment of youth and women to create social enterprises in low- and middle-income countries, that contribute to the solution of water, sanitation, hygiene and waste issues. Through its programs, YWS has supported over 100 teams of young entrepreneurs in 31+ countries that have benefited over 1.2 Mio. people.

For more information, please visit: youngwatersolutions.org/

Goldeimer is a social enterprise committed to a sustainable sanitation transition and to securing sanitation for all. With unwavering dedication, Goldeimer redefines Germany’s hygiene landscape, selling toilet paper that finances social initiatives or promoting eco-friendly toilets that allow reusing nutrient (and work without water or electricity). Through their support to the sanitation accelerator they life up to the commitment to support sanitation entrepreneurs to contribute to its mission: Toilets for All! All for Toilets!