A loan of $725 helped to purchase and run two Fresh Life toilets.


James's story

James currently runs three flush-toilets in the Mukuru informal settlement of Nairobi and has become concerned about the high cost of water. He would like to purchase two Fresh Life toilets so that he can try this new technology—no water is necessary, simply sawdust to reduce odors and flies. He believes that Fresh Life toilets, from which waste is collected every day, are cleaner and healthier for the community than currently existing toilet options. He hopes to eventually be able to close the water-based toilets and focus on his Fresh Life toilets.

James has lived in Mukuru for over 20 years, and has raised four children in the community. Besides running three toilets, he also owns a kiosk that sells items such as cigarettes, sugar, and milk. James’ goal is to grow his businesses and then entrust them to his children; he would someday like to retire to the countryside with his wife.



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