Blog: Fresh Notes

Fresh Notes: Stories From The Field

Providing the best education for children in her community – Gladys’s Story

When Gladys Njeri moved to Nairobi’s Mukuru Kwa Njenga in 2002, she dreamt of being a successful businesswoman and worked to establish a wholesale shop. While running her store, she would often notice children playing around her premises — even on school days. Gladys decided to follow […]

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Our partner Kiva pays us a friendly visit!

Our partner Kiva pays us a friendly visit!

Sanergy’s partnership with Kiva gives entrepreneurs in the informal settlements of Nairobi the chance to own their own Fresh Life businesses, earn their own income, stimulate their local economy, and become respected members of their communities. On average, over 150 Kiva-funded Fresh Life Toilets are dispersed to […]

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‘The early bird gets the worm’ – FLO Jackson Kioko’s entrepreneurial journey

‘The early bird gets the worm’ - FLO Jackson Kioko’s entrepreneurial journey

It is a busy morning for the Kioko family. Jackson Kioko is cleaning his pick-up truck, while his wife Mary is cleaning their four Fresh Life Toilets in anticipation of customers for the day. “I have had a great experience working with the team at Sanergy and […]

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“Talk less and listen more” – Chat with Teammate Sophia Stylianos

“Talk less and listen more” – Chat with Teammate Sophia Stylianos

This month in our teammate spotlight, meet Sophia Stylianos from Sanergy’s Product Development and Design Team. Sophia is an outgoing teammate, who is passionate about designing products that solve sanitation challenges and promote environmental conservation in Nairobi’s informal settlements. She is a Princeton in Africa Fellow and […]

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“We are great collaborators with NEMA on our new toilets” – FLO Steve Muithya’s environmental conservation

“We are great collaborators with NEMA on our new toilets” – FLO Steve Muithya’s environmental conservation

Steve Muithya and his friend Adika are entrepreneurs who have been in the toilet business for a long time. In 2011, they established two sets of pit latrines to serve the people of Gikomba Market with toilet services. Their business thrived for about a year, until the […]

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