Blog: Fresh Notes

Fresh Notes: Stories From The Field

Digital mapping – our new way to reach everyone, everywhere with safe sanitation

One of the biggest impacts of rapid urbanization in cities today is the buildup of crowded slums. In Nairobi for example, out of 3.1 million dwellers, 2.5 million of them live in slums such as Mukuru, which covers 525 acres and has a population of more than […]

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Developing Nextgen #Socent Leaders

The Sanergy Fellows Program provides professionals from around the globe with an opportunity to share their talent and skills to help tackle one of the greatest social challenges of our time: the provision of total hygienic sanitation for residents of informal settlements. Since its inception in 2011, […]

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The SFD – A New Way Of Visualizing Excreta Management In Nairobi City

Since May 2017, Sanergy has been working with the Ministry of Health, City County of Nairobi and the African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) in a mapping exercise to develop Nairobi’s first comprehensive ‘Shit Flow Diagram (SFD)’. The SFD is a toolkit developed by the World Bank and […]

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Teammate Spotlight: Benedict Muli

This year marks Benedict Muli’s fifth anniversary at Sanergy as a Sales Associate.  Every day, he holds conversations with residents of Mukuru slum and encourages them to invest in Fresh Life Toilets. Why? “Mukuru has been my home for over a decade, and I want a better […]

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“The reality of slums is that a majority of us don’t have access to flush toilets.” – Samson Ongari, Mukuru resident.

Samson Ongari, a landlord in Mukuru slum, has installed one Fresh Life Toilet for 18 households in his residential plot. Landlords like Samson who have invested in Fresh Life Toilets for their tenants have low tenancy turnover rates, and therefore earn consistent incomes from their rental units. […]

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