Unlocking non-grant-based financing for development for more than 2 decades

Innovative financing is crucial for being able to address the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). WASTE targets especially SDG 6 (clean water & sanitation) is especially underfunded, with €25 million available yet €12 billion required annually to achieve. WASTE catalyses private investments, local government funding, investment in sanitation and waste by households and local enterprises to create maximum leverage.



million min. leverage on grants


million workdays toward employment generation


Take-a-Stake Fund – Preparation phase

Sanitation, Business Development

Securing Water for Food

Water, Food, Circular Economy

Private sector development in Mozambique

Sanitation, Business Development, Inclusive Finance

Financial Inclusion Improves Sanitation and Health (FINISH) Mondial

Sanitation, Financial Inclusion

Financial Inclusion Improves Sanitation and Health in Kenya (FINISH INK)

Sanitation, Financial Inclusion

Financial Inclusion Improves Sanitation and Health (FINISH) – India

Sanitation, Financial Inclusion

Sanitation in Peri-urban areas in Africa – Part 2

Sanitation, Business Development

Take-A-Stake Fund (Preparation phase)

Sanitation, Business Development


Teaming up This month, Yunus Social Business Funds gGmbH has joined forces with WASTE to address the need for more...

With the end of the COP26 climate conference, we find a greater consensus amongst the negotiating countries towards climate action....

Where have we come from and where are we going? In this short series, we are pleased to highlight, some...

[caption id="attachment_3624" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] WASTE Executive Director, Han de Groot, pictured with the FINISH Mondial team in Rotterdam, NL.[/caption]  ...

Seeking like-minded partners to work with us! Small & growing businesses (SGBs) in water/sanitation/hygiene (WASH), waste and linked sectors Technical...

The WASTE team is hard at work, celebrating World Toilet Day and preparing for 2021 with renewed energy, funding and...

The idea of the Financial Inclusion Improves Sanitation and Health (FINISH) project was conceptualized by WASTE  in collaboration with ACTIAM,...

            Have you heard?   Recently, the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs (DGIS) re-established their...

On March 27th, 2019, FINISH (Financial Inclusion Improves Sanitation & Health) Society, inaugurated the 1 millionth toilet constructed in India...

FINISH is a promising approach initiated by WASTE, with ongoing success in India and Kenya that started in 2009 and 2013...