Sanivation delivers clean and efficient sanitation services to urbanizing communities in East Africa, and treats the waste to produce an affordable fuel source that reduces the demand for firewood.
Sanivation installs modern container-based toilets in homes of urbanizing communities in Kenya. Installation is free and the company then charges a small monthly fee to service the toilets. Then, instead of dumping the waste, it is treated and combined with agricultural waste at the company’s processing plant and transformed into charcoal briquettes.
Sanivation’s re-subscription rate for their toilets is more than 90%. According to the company, their briquettes outperform traditional charcoal, while helping to address problems of deforestation by reducing the need for firewood. By addressing the full sanitation value chain, the company helps people in urbanizing communities throughout Kenya to live a modern and healthy life. Sanivation licenses its model to refugee camps, helping to meet the growing demand for locally deployable sanitation services.
Why you should care
Globally 2.4 billion people lack access to a decent toilet, and 90% of human waste is disposed into the environment before being treated. This has caused diarrheal diseases to be the second leading cause of death for children under five. Sanivation addresses all of these challenges by offering clean sanitation services and turning waste into clean-burning fuel.