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Sanergy – Building an integrated sanitation solution for slums in Kenya

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In memory of those who lost their lives in the terrible and unnecessary violent attacks at the Westgate shopping centre in Nairobi, today I thought it would be appropriate to share some good news from Kenya about a business working to transform the sanitation business model in Nairobi slums.   Sanergy a company founded by a group of MIT MBA alums  has created a sustainable business model to turn “poop into profit” literally turning human waste into biogas and fertilizer and selling it for a profit.  The company has earned its share of accolades and press coverage including being profiled in the FT special edition on urban ingenuity  and in the most reputable science magazine in the US; the Scientific American. Read on to learn more. Continue reading

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