“Using a toilet is in my house is like a dream come true. I thought it was only possible in the city.” On Thursday March 5, Sanivation formally launched its services via the Sanitation Roadshow. The World Bank, Water and Sanitation Program, the Ministry of Health, and Sanivation worked together to coordinate the roadshow in Karagita, just outside Naivasha. The roadshow stopped in surrounding communities before setting up a large stage and tents near the Karagita market. In addition to door-to-door education, the roadshow’s lively emcees used music and comical skits to engage the crowd, estimated at more than 1,000 people, […]
By Emily Woods I recently had the privilege of traveling to Hanoi, Vietnam to present Sanivation’s newest breakthroughs at FSM3, the 3rd worldwide conference for Fecal Sludge Management. Vietnam was an excellent place to host the conference because as a country Vietnam has made enormous strides in improving sanitation efforts. Over 1,000 delegates from more than a hundred countries gathered to talk about what to do with raw sewage–a significant increase from the 200 delegates who attended FSM2 3 years ago in South Africa. As is evident by the attendance lots of people are beginning to recognize the big market need […]
by Dickson Ochieng, Sanivation’s Program Manager in Naivasha, also pictured above. What makes a toilet so good that that someone will see it and want to have one for himself, immediately? Is it Comfort? Cleanliness? Smell-free? Affordability? Convenience? Not having to go outside at night? What about the delivery of the services. What makes a user refer someone without hesitation? Is it an aspirational brand, a timely collection service, high-quality customer care, or the relationships built with a customer? The story of Geoffrey Maina tells it all. On Wednesday morning Maina visited his friend Edith Njeri, who happens to be […]
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