Blog: Fresh Notes

Fresh Notes: Stories From The Field

With Kiva loans, Fresh Life entrepreneurs clean up their communities

With Kiva loans, Fresh Life entrepreneurs clean up their communities

Four years ago, Sanergy struck a partnership with Kiva – an online micro-lending platform that helps entrepreneurs in the informal settlements access financial services for their Fresh Life business. This partnership has proven fruitful: Over 90% of Fresh Life Toilets in our network are funded through Kiva, […]

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“We all succeed when our students thrive!” – Teacher Theresiah Mukui Muoka

“We all succeed when our students thrive!”  - Teacher Theresiah Mukui Muoka

Thirty-nine-year-old Theresiah Mukui Muoka is a Fresh Life Operator and teacher by profession. She has been teaching primary school for the last nine years. Three years ago, she founded St. Theresiah Academy at the heart of Mukuru Kwa Reuben to make education accessible to children in her community. […]

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Sanergy’s trial farm shows benefits of using Evergrow Organic Fertilizer

Sanergy’s trial farm shows benefits of using Evergrow Organic Fertilizer

Declining soil fertility paired with a rapidly growing population is a perfect storm for food systems. Kenya’s agricultural productivity has declined steadily since the 1960s, and, at the same time, the Kenyan population has been adding about 1 million people per year, most of them in urban […]

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Safety and convenience – Why Lucy Chiamate loves her Fresh Life Toilet

Three decades ago, at only 19 years old, Lucy Chiamate moved to Nairobi in search of a better life. It is here that she met and married Paris Wambua, who worked at the Mater Hospital. They began their life together in Kayaba’s Mariguini area. “At the time, […]

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Sustaining our environment for life: Sanergy’s World Environment Day celebrations

Sustaining our environment for life: Sanergy’s World Environment Day celebrations

On Monday, June 6th 2016, we joined the rest of the world in marking World Environment Day. The day is marked to create awareness on the importance of environmental conservation. This year, the event, held at Mukuru’s Hope World Wide Centre, brought together over two hundred students […]

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