Welcome to WASHKing!
WASHKing is a social sanitation enterprise providing low-income and underserved communities with access to sanitation products at an affordable price.
Our main goal is improved access to clean water and sanitation, good health and wellbeing, and decent work and economic development in communities in Ghana, across Africa and other developing countries. Without good sanitation, the world cannot eradicate poverty.
We execute our goal by combining the integrated approach of efficiently providing sustainable and unique sanitation technologies, with a social enterprise strategy sufficient to increase access to good sanitation at a price that those who need it most can afford. We have passion for good sanitation for all, particularly disadvantaged people so they are not left behind in access to good sanitation.
Our enterprise strategy is underpinned by our value statement – “business for social and environmental good and development”. With our highly-experienced professional workforce and network of partners, WASHKing brings a unique and innovative solution that integrates measures of environmental, social and economic benefits by manufacturing, supplying and installing accessible, eco-friendly and smart biodigester toilets.
- OUR MISSION -
To end open defecation and improve poor sanitation condition in low-income urban communities in developing countries through the delivery of sustainable sanitation products at an affordable price. Through this, we also aim to improve the employment situation of the youth using opportunities along the sanitation value chain.
- OUR VISION -
To become the leading responsible and inclusive sanitation services brand in developing countries.
- OUR CORE VALUES -
Our core values are fundamental to realization of our goal, mission and vision. The following values underscore our operations.
Customer-centric: We believe in putting customers’ needs first and ensuring their utmost satisfaction and seamless experience. This includes our employees and related stakeholders.
Diversity: We believe in and promote inclusive and diverse workplace. We make every effort for zero tolerance to discrimination.
Excellence & Innovation: We define our growth and uniqueness by upholding of continuous solving of problems in a unique and excellent manner and seeing problems as an opportunity to think and do differently in a sustainable manner.
Social ethics: We aim for absolute commitment to delivering what we say we will do, as well as utmost ethics of honesty, trustworthiness, integrity, fairness, good faith and respect for laws, regulations, and policies of our company, people and communities of our work.
Sustainability: Our work is rooted in triple-bottom-line standards and positive im
pacts of environmental quality, social equity and economic development which we believe are critical for sustainability of our work and society at large. We integrate into our work, and produce, concurrently, such standards and impacts for our workers, clients, communities and associated stakeholders.
Teamwork: We encourage a collaborative work environment where everyone is productive and happy in working to achieve our collective goal.
- OUR FOUNDING HISTORY -
From an NGO to social enterprise
In 2013, the Founder of WASHKing, Dieudonne Kwame Agudah being a trained environmentalist, decided to set up an NGO (called G-YES) because of his belief in the power of the youth to take action to protect their environment and health. The NGO achieved some successes but there was funding challenge along the line of operation. Thus, he decided that it would be better to set up a separate company to generate revenue to support the NGO. His other intention for this decision was his belief that when the enterprise was successful could better help address the environmental issues and achieve greater impacts. So, in 2016, he finally established WASHKing which continuous to help resolve deep social and environmental issues impacting local people and communities.
- WHAT WE'RE ABOUT -
- ACHIEVEMENTS, AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS -
What we can achieve together
WASHKing achieved its target of building over 100 toilets a year after 2017 by now building more than 450 toilets.
We also won prestigious local and international awards and program participation:
Winner: 2016 Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Initiative (EnterWASH)
Finalist: ViaWater Fund, 2017
Winner: 2017 SAG-SEED eco-inclusive enterprise Award
Winner: empowering people. Award 2019
2019 Enpact Mentorship Programme, Ghana-Germany
2019 Orange Corners Acceleration Programme, Ghana