Sanivation is a social enterprise dedicated to improving the overall dignity, health and environment of urbanizing communities in East Africa through delivering clean, safe, and efficient sanitation services.

Our Model

Urbanizing communities

Deploying privatized utility branches

In urbanizing communities we install modern container-based toilets in peoples’ homes for free and charge a small monthly fee to service them. Then, instead of dumping the waste, we transform it into a clean burning alternative to charcoal. Our dependable, user-focused, and vertically integrated sanitation services address the full sanitation value chain and allow families living in urbanizing communities throughout East Africa to live a modern and healthy life.

Refugee camps

Custom design, build and training services

We license our model to refugee camps to help meet the demand for rapidly and locally deployable sanitation services. We work with implementing partners to design, build, and train local staff and refugees on operating improved sanitation services that meet the environmental constraints and cultural aspirations of camp residents.


Our Team

Andrew Foote

CEO & Co-founder

A WASH entrepreneur, visionary and previous experience as a metrics consultant and manager at Village Capital

Emily Woods

CTO & Co-founder

An NSF Scholar with a passion for developing innovative and affordable technology solutions

Paul Earwaker


A seasoned WASH veteran with over 15 years of providing consulting support to NGO’s and the private sector.

Dickson Ochieng

Toilet Operations

Previously founded an IT company and has a passion for first class customer service.

Benjamin Kramer-Roach

Energy Production

An environmental scientist and entrepreneur, with a passion for protecting the environment.

Catherine Berner

Technical Lead

Annette Nyakiega

Demand Creation

Sammuel King'ori


Paul Manda

Energy Production

Millicent Andayi

Market Awareness

Effie Otila

Toilet Service

Our Impact

Safety and Dignity

Our clients can place their toilets in any room in their home providing privacy and convenience while minimizing the abuse or injury that women and children can face in using a toilet.


Our sanitation service provides a hygienic place to use the bathroom and removes infectious waste from communities, helping to reduce diarrheal disease.


Our fuel saves our clients' money, reduces CO2 emissions, saves 88 trees per ton used and our toilet service prevents the contamination of local water sources

Our Plans

We developed our low-infrastructure, systems-based approach with scale and replication in mind. By early 2016 we expect to showcase our model at scale in Naivasha, Kenya. Soon after, we will expand by adding new branches and refugee camps throughout East Africa and serve over 1 million people by 2020.

We will continue to innovate on service delivery to the urban poor and use our robust servicing and distribution network to deliver other health and hygiene products to the doorstep of our clients.

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In partnership with

  • CDC
  • Halcyon
  • Berkeley
  • ASME
  • National Geographic
  • Spring
  • Growth Africa
  • GVEP
  • CIC