OUR BACKGROUND STORY
SANA International is a registered NGO in Kenya, with WASH service delivery as a core mandate. SANA has its main offices in Kisumu City, Western Kenya. We work with carefully selected partners to ensure sustainable and universal access to clean and safe water, improved sanitation and proper hygiene practices. This is achieved through development and promotion of sustainable, cost-effective, environmentally friendly and innovative WASH solutions, and leveraging resources towards operationalization and scale up of the same.
The organization was established from the Rural Domestic Water Supply and Sanitation Programme (RDWSSP),an 18-year old bilateral arrangement between the Government of Kenya (GoK) and the Government of Netherlands in an effort to encourage and promote further propagation of WASH development in the region. SANA has since developed into a respected entity in the water sector, having successfully facilitated a number of community and school based water supply, sanitation and health initiatives, in both rural and urban settings in Western Kenya and the Rift Valley.
SANA seeks to contribute to the various WASH sector goals of the GoK, selected County Governments, and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). These include amongst others, ambitions towards universal access to WASH services, greater sustainability and functionality of the WASH facilities as well as good WASH governance. In particular, SANA strives to facilitate improved system level performance of the WASH sector within prioritised geographical regions through introduction of innovative WASH solutions, knowledge management and collaborative WASH programming.