A down-to-earth solution – Sanergy aims to generate fertilizer from human waste and bring clean sanitation facilities to the slums of Nairobi, Kenya.
Sanitation centers – The project sees local entrepreneurs set up bathroom franchises, providing clean and safe toilets to local people at an affordable cost.
Flying toilet – As a result, the 'flying toilet' -- where a person relieves themselves into a plastic bag before throwing the offending item away in the street -- is a common bathroom habit.
Inside the Sanergy center – The interior of one of Sanergy's sanitation centers is far more hygienic and pleasant, says Auerbach.
Collecting the waste – Each day, Sanergy employees empty and collect the waste deposited at the company's sanitation centers dotted across Nairobi.
Daily haul – With of over 25 facilities now in operation, this can amount to quite a haul.
Manufacturing fertilizer – All waste is brought to a central processing plant where it is broken down before going through a transformation process.
Million dollar product? – The result is a series of fertilizer and compost products that can be sold on at a profit to the local agriculture industry.