A loan of $425 helped to purchase and run a Fresh Life toilet.


Jackline's story

Jackline a very busy woman. She is a Community Health Worker, tending to those with illnesses of all kinds in the Mukuru informal settlement of Nairobi. She is the chairwoman of Community Conversation, an organization that brings together community members to discuss problems they face and formulate ways to solve them. And on top of that, she is the mother of six children, ages ranging from 5 to 18.

When Jackline first found out about Fresh Life toilets, she thought they were a great business opportunity and understood their health benefits, but did not have enough capital to purchase one of her own. However, in March of this year, Jackline joined a loans and savings group with 20 of her friends. She explained to the group three advantages of a Fresh Life toilet: it is clean, it is a profitable business opportunity, and it will improve sanitation in the community. With Jackline’s leadership, the group has decided to make their first investment the operation of a Fresh Life toilet.

Jackline’s group dreams of being able to purchase a Fresh Life toilet for every part of their neighborhood and eventually making enough profit so that the members can buy plots of land of their own. Personally, Jackline would like to be able to pay for all of her children’s educations and one day retire to the countryside as an old woman.



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