Kaafi Enterprise for Environmental Protection and Sanitation (“KEEPS”) has been operating as a waste management service in Somaliland since 2012. KEEPS is focused on the collection, handling and disposal of municipal solid waste in Hargeisa. According to recent studies, only 65 percent of the daily waste generated in Hargeisa is collected due to inefficient equipment. To address this problem, KEEPS sought to increase its capacity and productivity through the acquisition of modern waste handling and disposal equipment.
A 2014 Shuraako-brokered investment supported KEEPS in increasing its municipal solid waste services by procuring heavy equipment and transportation. In 2019, after the successful repayment of its first loan, KEEPS secured additional financing from the Nordic Horn of Africa Opportunities Fund to expand its construction services capacity with the purchase of additional heavy equipment, enabling it to deploy two additional fleets of heavy machinery to increase garbage collection and disposal services.