Sanivation's Sanitation Services are Empowering Developing Areas

By: Alyson Wyers - Sep 30, 2015
References: sanivation & fastcoexist
When it comes to eradicating poverty in developing communities, health and sanitation services are an important part of the equation. Having a proper bathroom, along with maintenance, prevents people from defecating openly.

Social business Sanivation is trying to address this issue by not just giving people toilets, but also turning poop into fuel pellets. Specifically in "urbanizing communities" in Kenya and eastern Africa, Sanivation hopes to improve health and environment with the clean, efficient and safe sanitation services they provide.

Their business model involves collecting customer waste, treating and transforming the poo and then reusing it as an affordable source of fuel that's an alternative to charcoal. In addition to installing toilets in homes and servicing them for free, Sanivation also helps refugee camps.