Sanivation is a social enterprise dedicated to improving the dignity, health and environment of urbanizing communities in East Africa.
Sanivation provides cost effective waste processing factories that treat human waste and transform it into a sustainable fuel product. They have two waste processing factories; one in Naivasha and one in Kakuma Refugee Camp.
How it works: Sanivation installs modern container- based toilets in people’s homes for free and charge a small monthly fee to service them. They then transform the waste into a clean burning alternative to charcoal.
Sanivation is one of 18 startups being supported by an 18.4 million dollar grant from the US Agency for International Development (USAID) Development Innovation Ventures (DIV).
According to Sanivation, the funding will be catalytic in supporting their fuel sales growth and development of their B2G model. “We are honored to have such an experienced funder who works with us like a partner to support our goal of helping Kenya meet SDG 6 for safely managed sanitation.” said Tyler Karahalios, in charge of Sanivation Business Development.
Sanivation plans to add new branches and refugee camps throughout East Africa and serve over 1 million people by 2020.