We're excited to announce our newest Field Partner, Sanergy
Today, 10 million Kenyans live in slums and the number is growing at a rate of 7% a year. In these communities, 150 people typically share one toilet and 70% of residents are not connected to sewers. The result: widespread contamination of waterways and food supplies, leading to diseases that kill thousands every year.
Now, a new social enterprise based in Nairobi called Sanergy is taking an innovative, multi-pronged approach to the problem. Its engineers have created the Fresh Life Toilet, a sanitation system that collects waste cleanly and converts it into high-value byproducts
These toilets are economic opportunities. Sanergy sells them to entrepreneurs called operators, who generate additional income for their families by charging an affordable rate for their neighbors to use the facilities.Fresh Life Toilets serve families in a Nairobi slum.The Sanergy system is based on four steps:
1) BUILD: Sanergy is building a network of small-scale, high-quality toilets that can be placed close to homes in urban slums.