Fresh Life builds cost-effective and eco-friendly sanitation products and services delivered in cities. Our main product offering is the Fresh Life Toilet, a water-less, container-based facility, which is designed for residential compounds, schools and busy markets. Another product is Fresh Fit Toilets, designed for in-home usage and are especially valuable for the elderly or disabled populations. Municipalities and urban residents, particularly those living in non-sewered informal settlements, invest in these products as a high-quality sanitation option.
Fresh Life works with
municipalities to deliver safe,
equitable and sustainable sanitation
Fresh Life System
Fresh Life works with municipalities, utilities
and residents to deliver safe, equitable and
sustainable sanitation, particularly in
underserved, low income areas.
Our system is built on three principles:
Fresh Life delivers high quality, safe and sustained non-sewered sanitation solutions in hard-to-reach, low-income areas
Fresh Life then offers a regular waste collection service. We have built an extensive, professional logistics team, consisting of youth from the communities we serve who guarantee that 100% of the waste generated is safely removed and transported out of the areas we operate. This team receives personal protective equipment, a competitive salary and medical benefits.
Through our Mtaa Fresh program, we partner with local sanitation service providers, who empty sanitation waste from pit latrines in informal settlements. Fresh Life builds exhaustion centers where pit emptiers safely discharge waste removed from the community at a fee. This is an upgrade from the unsafe open dumping of the untreated waste into waterways and the environment done by the emptiers. It is also a faster way to achieve 100% coverage while ensuring that waste is safely removed and managed.
Fresh Life partners with cities, utilities and other organizations to guarantee safe treatment and reuse of waste removed. In Kisumu, we partner with KIWASCO to treat the waste and in Nairobi, we work with Regen Organics, who convert the waste into agricultural inputs, and Nairobi Water and Sewerage Company who treat the pit latrine waste.
Fresh Life works with
to develop and implement cost-
effective, citywide services at scale.
Our Model in Action
Partnering with Kisumu Water
and Sanitation Company
(KIWASCO) to deliver a full
value chain service for non-
In Kisumu, the 3rd largest city in Kenya, an estimated 300,000 people live in urban informal settlements without access to safely managed sanitation. As a result, public health is at risk, and Lake Victoria, one of the world’s largest freshwater lakes, is polluted by untreated sanitation waste leaking into the lake.
KIWASCO, the city’s utility, whose mandate is to provide cost effective and affordable sanitation services across Kisumu County, has partnered with Fresh Life to expand service delivery coverage, especially in non-sewered areas. Fresh Life launched in 2020 in Nyalenda, a low-income area. To date, the area has more than 900 active facilities, and safely contain 500 tons of sanitation waste annually. The partnership is co-financed and co-led by the municipality and Fresh Life.