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We are honored to have been selected as a semi-finalist for the 2013 Financial Times/Citi Ingenuity Awards: Urban Ideas in Action.

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Fresh Life Operator Agnes and her family in front of their Fresh Life Toilet in Mukuru, Nairobi.

Fresh Life Operator Agnes and her family in front of their Fresh Life Toilet in Mukuru, Nairobi.

We are excited to announce Sanergy is the recipient of a USAID Development Innovation Ventures (DIV) Stage 2 grant. DIV marries innovation and evidence to find, test, and scale breakthrough solutions to the world’s most intractable development challenges.

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Eleos FoundationAcumen Fund

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Nairobi, Kenya, 19 April 2013 – A consortium of investors including Acumen FundSpringHill Equity Partners, and Eleos announced a growth stage investment in Sanergy, an innovative sanitation company that is providing low-cost toilet units and waste management services through a franchise model throughout urban slums in East Africa.

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NCIIAThe Lemelson Foundation

On March 23rd, the Lemelson Foundation awarded Sanergy its inaugural Sustainable Practice Impact Award – given by the National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance (NCIIA) and funded by the Lemelson Foundation at the NCIIA’s annual Open Minds conference. We are just so honored to have been recognized for our work by the pre-eminent foundation that focuses on innovation and invention and by the NCIIA, who have supported us since our beginnings at MIT.

Nathan Cooke, co-founder of Sanergy and an instructor at MIT’s D-Lab, represented Sanergy at the conference. He shares his takeaways today on our blog:

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Amazingly, on a day when 7 Sanergy team members graduated from MIT, NPR ran a feature on our work. A great podcast that you can listen to here!

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