Peterson says that only through investing in the sanitation sector will he be able to make a visible impact on his community. He seeks funding to enable him purchase and run two Fresh Life toilets to be set up in his area of residence. Peterson hopes that his business will be successful and expand. In the future, he hopes to purchase more rental property to facilitate his dream of attaining financial stability.
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Through a partnership with the Foward Foundation, Sanergy is empowering 40 unemployed youth aged 18-25 in the Mukuru informal settlement run their own businesses. After attending an extended training, young entrepreneurs will be able to purchase Fresh Life toilets at a reduced price.
About SanergySanergy is a social enterprise that combines technology, entrepreneurialism and a unique business model to provide safe, accessible and affordable sanitation products and services to slum residents across Kenya. Sanergy uses the flexible, zero-interest capital provided by Kiva lenders to offer loans to its network of toilet operators. The funding covers the upfront costs of the toilet purchase, enabling operators to pay back the loan over time with the revenue generated by the toilet.
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