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Sustainable Sanitation Provision in Urban Slums – The Sanergy Case Study

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Sanergy, a Nairobi-based social enterprise, tackles the sanitation crisis in urban informal settlements in Africa. We take an innovative, systems-based approach that addresses the entire sanitation value chain. We build high-quality, low-cost sanitation units, known as Fresh Life Toilets, which we franchise to community members, who run them as businesses. We collect the waste on a regular basis, removing it from the community. We then convert the waste into valuable by-products, including organic fertilizer and insect-based animal feed, which we sell to regional farmers. Through this model, we are making it profitable – and thus sustainable – to provide hygienic sanitation in urban slums.

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  • Sanergy
  • Sanitation service
  • Value chain

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Auerbach, D. (2016). Sustainable Sanitation Provision in Urban Slums – The Sanergy Case Study. In: Thomas, E. (eds) Broken Pumps and Promises. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-28643-3_14

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