Archive for the ‘Waste’ Category

What Happens When Pits Are full? – Introducing ‘Makao Bora’, Our Pilot Pit-Emptying Site

In Kenyan slums, pit latrines make up 80% of sanitation facilities. When these pit latrines fill up, digging a new pit is not an option; space is a luxury in the densely populated slums. Users are usually faced with the difficult task of having their pit emptied. Exhauster […]

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CELEBRATING THE TEAMMATE OF THE QUARTER: MEET JOSEPH OTIENO

Every quarter, the entire Sanergy team gets together to reflect on progress and celebrate teammates who have shown exemplary performance, and have gone above and beyond in their line of duty. In the first quarter of 2018, Joseph Otieno bagged the teammate of the quarter award. Joseph […]

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Piloting the ‘Fresh Fit’ – Wali Mwalugongo

The Fresh Fit is an in-home toilet designed for households that face a variety of challenges while trying to access a toilet. Some of these challenges include having to venture out at night, and the risk of attack – women and girls are particularly vulnerable. The Fresh […]

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“Waste was slowly crippling our community.” – Mary Kaiganira’s story

Ten years ago, Mary Kaiganira moved to Kiambiu, one of Nairobi’s informal settlements. The poor state of sanitation in the area caused great agony for Mary. The lack of toilets in the area had led to improper disposal of human waste, and the entire community was at […]

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Shaping the future of access to safe sanitation at scale – a glimpse of Douglas’s work

Half of Kenya’s population lives in urban areas. As the rate of urbanization increases, the population is expected to double by 2030. Providing citywide sanitation services in growing cities such as Nairobi, where 4 million people live, is a complex, important challenge. That is why at Sanergy, […]

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