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Engineering solutions to optimize Black Soldier Fly production

Denis Ruto joined Sanergy’s Black Soldier Fly team earlier this year as part of the Sanergy Fellows Program. He has since transitioned to a full-time position. Below, he shares his experience working on Sanergy’s Black Soldier Fly project. Last year, Sanergy’s Godwin Ruto and a group of engineers came to Nairobi University to talk about opportunities at Sanergy. I found the session interesting for two reasons. First, because, as an environmental engineer focusing on water systems, I am passionate about sanitation; and […]

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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, Sanergy has welcomed Fellows with a diverse array of professional backgrounds to assist our teams in tackling some of the most complex challenges within the organization. Fellows have made significant contributions to our operations, […]

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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 life for my family and all the other families in Mukuru,” he says. Benedict who lives in Mukuru’s Diamond area knows all too well the consequences of poor sanitation. “When I moved to […]

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Happy Fresh Life Customers Make For Cleaner Communities

Our Fresh Life Operators are the biggest ambassadors of our work – out of every 10 new Fresh Life Toilets launched in the community, at least 3 of these are additional units by our existing customers. Similarly, out of every five new customers we acquire, at least three of them have been referred to us by our current network members. The Customer Support team at Sanergy is charged with providing our Fresh Life Operators the very best of services. They […]

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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 who holds as diploma in Community Development from St. Paul’s University, is a bubbly soul armed with a desire to always put his best foot forward in everything he does. He is a […]

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A special visit from the Yale President – Peter Salovey!

Last week, we played host to a special visitor in our Nairobi office. Yale President – Peter Salovey toured our premises and we couldn’t be more thrilled! He was shown around by one of our co-founders, Lindsay Stradley, who is a proud Yale University alumni.  The visit was  part of a seven-day Africa trip that also took him to Ghana. He got a chance to venture out into the community and meet one of our enterprising Fresh Life Operators – Salome. Thank […]

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Our Favorite Moments of 2017 – Team Sanergy Reflects!

This year has warranted much to celebrate. We rounded up a couple of our teammates and asked them to share with us their key highlights of the year. Johnstone Musisi, Government Relations – “2017 was quite memorable for me! I got to work with two people who inspire me in my work:  the Director of Water and Sanitation and the Deputy Director of Public Health in Nairobi County. I met them along with other sanitation leaders in London at the […]

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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 a loss on what to do – including Mary.  She spent most of her time and money in hospital corridors because three of her children were sick. “My children had constant stomach upsets, […]

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“We’re committed to serving non-sewered areas in developing cities.” – Sanergy’s Chief Operations Officer Titus Kuria

The rapid growth of cities will see at least 6.5 billion people living in cities by 2050.  One of the challenges that comes with this huge growth is the minimal access to safe sanitation services. At present, alternative sanitation solutions are still largely missing and the existing ones – sewers – are too expensive and too impractical to build and maintain. And yet, prioritizing sanitation, is one of the best investments that a city can make: for ever $1 invested, […]

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Hassan and his family are keeping it fresh

Hassan, a well-known entrepreneur, has his Fresh Life Toilet and home located in Eastlands’ Pumwani area. His businesses range from selling fish and coconut oil to running a garage. “I am a jack of all trades,” Hassan describes himself with a smile. Hassan has a large family comprised of sixteen children. Being practicing Muslims, the family is required to observe ‘Qadaa’ al- Haajah’, particular rules regarding personal hygiene when going to the toilet. The pit latrines in the neighborhood were dirty […]

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