Sanergy’s non-profit arm builds a network of sustainable, hygienic sanitation solutions to serve people living in urban slums.
-Esther Munyiva, Fresh Life Operator in
Mukuru Kwa Reuben since 2012
"I've improved my community while running a successful business!"
Sanergy franchises cartridge-based sanitation units to create a Fresh Life network across Nairobi’s urban slums, offering a more affordable and effective alternative to sewers. Cities are responsible for only a portion of the cost because residents invest in their own sanitation solutions.
Fresh Life Network
How we serve the hardest-to-reach populations
Sanergy’s Fresh Life Toilets are high-quality, low-cost sanitation units. With a urine-diverting squat plate, they source-separate solid and liquid waste into two cartridges, making collection and conversion safe and easy.
Fresh Life Toilets
For the comfort and convenience of owners and users, Fresh Life Toilet amenities include a handwashing station with soap and water, a bin for feminine hygiene products, and other small luxuries.
Fresh Life users live in Nairobi’s slums with limited sanitation options. Before the Fresh Life Network, they would either walk long distances, risking their safety to access public toilet blocks; pay 5 Kenyan Shillings (about $0.05 USD) or more to use a pit latrine; or use bags in their homes, disposing of them on pathways or in nearby rivers.
Fresh Life Users
Sanergy has 3 distribution channels to provide community members with access to safe sanitation solutions:
Recognizing that the Fresh Life Toilet is not a one-size-fits-all sanitation solution, Sanergy is developing new ways to serve additional customer segments and capture more waste from urban slums: