Celebrating four years of affordable, hygienic sanitation for all!
On World Toilet Day 2011, we built our first Fresh Life Toilet in Nairobi’s Mukuru informal settlement. To date, we have built 764 Fresh Life Toilets that are used 31,500 times every single day. In the process, we have safely removed and collected 7,000 metric tons of waste from the community and created 774 jobs.
World Toilet Day celebrations are such nostalgic moments in the Fresh Life movement. It is a reminder of how far we have come in the provision of hygienic sanitation to the communities we serve. We reflect on residents such as Agnes Kwamboka, whose dignity was restored when she joined the Fresh Life movement, and Caroline Mueni, our very first operator, who simply couldn’t wait any longer to clean up her community.
Recently, Ben Schiller of Fast Co-Exist wrote about how far we’ve come in the past four years and how we are consistently scaling the provision of sanitation across Nairobi’s urban informal settlements. We couldn’t have done what we do without the tremendous support of our friends and partners world over, so thank you for all that you do!
This year, to mark World Toilet Day, we will be joining our community members in celebrations at Vision Grounds in Mukuru kwa Njenga. Please connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and let us know how you will be celebrating.
Happy World Toilet Day!