Sani-Initiative

Date grant awarded: March 3, 2019

The majority of community members in Biharamulo District, a rural area of Western Tanzania, have no access to safe sanitation facilities, which often results to open defecation practices within the banana farm land and forestry areas. Jonathan Nkungu is the visionary behind the Sani-Initiative project, a new financial mechanism to provide simple, locally adapted sanitation solutions to rural communities of the Biharamulo District.

Through Sani- Initiative, Jonathan and his team design and construct affordable and quality improved latrines with full privacy and health benefits. This opportunity comes with an accessible loan latrine scheme package that is to be paid back in a two years time frame. By using a loan mechanism, the project will be financially sustainable and will be able to reach other rural areas, which fully encompasses their motto “One home, one latrine become possible”.