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.

Fresh Life staff working in a waste management plant

Our system is built on three principles:

Systems are key for sustained impact. Delivering safe sanitation requires a full value chain approach of ensuring toilet access and safe management of waste generated. These parts must work together seamlessly.

Desirability matters. Sanitation products and services innovatively designed and built must be aligned with residents’ and government partners’ needs and aspirations.

Public-private partnerships are critical to reach all residents. Building partnerships with municipalities who have the core mandate to deliver sanitation services is key to expanding coverage efficiently and sustainably.

Fresh Life works with
municipalities through

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-sewered areas.

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.

Our Model

Fresh Life seeks to expand our coverage
throughout Kenya and beyond.