Sustainable Sanitation in Urban Slums of Kenya

2011 - 2015 • Sanergy

Purpose

Sanergy will expand its financially sustainable sanitation service delivery system in Kenya’s urban slums (includes a combination of the toilet and a package of services such as training, waste collection, and cleaning)

Activities

In 2011 social enterprise Sanergy received a Stage 1 Development Innovation Venture (DIV) grant from USAID to establish a working business model that fabricates low-cost hygienic latrines in Kenya’s slums and franchises them out to local entrepreneurs. The Sanergy team then collects the waste daily, brings it to a central processing facility and converts it to organic fertilizer for use by commercial farmers. With this grant, Sanergy was able to sell, install and operate 60 sanitation facilities in Mukuru, Nairobi.

After demonstrating its initial success, Sanergy applied for and won Stage 2 DIV support from USAID to expand the franchise to service 70,000 slum residents through the sales of at least 700 toilets. The project leverages an in-house sales force and partnerships with community groups, NGOs and the Kenyan Government to sell toilets to expand Sanergy’s sanitation infrastructure and waste processing operations.

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Further information

This project is funded under the USAID DIV scheme.

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Community sanitation Container based systems (CBS) Emptying and transport (non sewered) Faeces or faecal sludge Fertiliser North America Operation, maintenance and sustainable services Private sector, including social enterprises Product design and engineering Resource recovery Specific to one or several countries Sub-Saharan Africa Toilets or urinals (user interface) Treatment of wastewater or greywater United States government Urban informal settlements (slums)

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Sanergy
NAIROBI, Mukuru
Kenya


Sanergy builds healthy, prosperous communities by making hygienic sanitation affordable and accessible throughout Africa's informal settlements.

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