The Skoll Foundation awarded WSUP a prestigious Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship in 2013.

In 2017, following a rigorous due diligence process, WSUP received a new investment from the Skoll Foundation to expand our SWEEP programme over four years.

SWEEP operators at work, Bangladesh

Blog: March 2019 – Our vision for a 21st century water service provider

Blog: September 2018 – How to improve sanitation across an entire city: the case of Visakhapatnam

Blog: July 2018 – How to get to SDG 6: the invisible barriers to urban water and sanitation

Blog: September 2017 – Transforming the market for toilet emptying in Bangladesh


SWEEP is a compelling model that addresses the current market failure for providing adequate sanitation solutions in urban cities ... Based upon the track record to date and the interest and demand from the public and private sector players involved, the Skoll Foundation believes in the potential for SWEEP to create systemic change in the sanitation landscape of urban Bangladesh and is proud to support WSUP in its effort to scale and replicate this program.

Lucien Chan, PrincipalSkoll Foundation