In 2009 at MIT, David Auerbach, Lindsay Stradley, and Ani Vallabhaneni were tasked with developing a solution to a poverty challenge facing 1 billion people or more around the world. They developed a full value chain approach to addressing the sanitation crisis, offering a sustainable solution for urban slums. With that project, Sanergy was born. After graduating from MIT in 2011, David, Lindsay, and Ani moved to Nairobi to launch their business. On November 19, 2011 – World Toilet Day – Sanergy opened the first Fresh Life Toilet in Mukuru Kwa Njenga slum.
Today, we now have over 250 employees, 60% of whom live in the communities we serve. Our teammates come from three continents and nine countries.