MSABI is one of the largest water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) non profit organizations in Tanzania. The program directly benefited approximately 118,000 people through the provision of water or sanitation infrastructure and 450,000 through hygiene sensitization programs. The organization acts as a business incubator and aims at creating sustainable local WASH enterprises, capable of delivering high quality products and solutions through a market based approach. Research and development projects led to the development of innovative approaches with potential for global scalability.
Our vision is to be recognized as an innovative and successful global leader in sustainable WASH provision and research. We will achieve this by developing integrated, replicable and internationally scalable programs that aim to educate, capacitate and empower local communities to plan, create and sustainably manage their own WASH assets.
Our mission is to work in collaboration with disadvantaged communities to improve health standards related to water, sanitation and hygiene, through education programs and infrastructure improvements, resulting in community empowerment and leading to sustainable businesses and management of water, sanitation and hygiene assets.
Research programs enable MSABI to develop, test and validate new systems and technologies, with potential for global scalability. MSABI partners with both national and international WASH, engineering and health sector organisations. Our main research programs and achievements are presented.
To analyse interactions between the environment, sanitation technologies and water sources, MSABI performed an in-depth monitoring study in one of our target villages.
An epidemiological study was conducted in collaboration with the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute and the Ifakara Health Institute.
Solar technology has large potential to improve access to energy for rural populations, especially in Africa.
Community feedback regarding water quality data is an important and cost efficient factor for improving success of water and sanitation initiatives.
Within the past years, we have made major achievements in building an efficient management structure, establishing modern financial and HR systems.
The first MSABI water, sanitation and hygiene training course was successfully conducted in Ifakara in 2012.