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MIT spinout Sanergy is impacting the entire ‘sanitation value chain’ in Nairobi slum

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Shown here is a Fresh Life Toilet, which comes with necessary equipment for Fresh Life Operators to run their businesses. photo courtesy of SanergyOver the past three years, MIT spinout Sanergy, which was co-founded by CEE alumnus Joel Veenstra ’11, has developed a model that impacts the entire sanitation value chain — from clean toilets to waste management and conversion — in a 500,000-person Kenyan slum that lacks a modern sanitation system, helping the community stay clean and earn a living. This startup, its co-founders say, demonstrates that such value chains could be potential solutions to a sanitation crisis that affects 2.5 billion people worldwide. Read an MIT News story.