Sanergy team members  James Mbugua and Peter Macharia instructing Baptist Primary School students in proper Fresh Life Toilet use.

Sanergy team members James Mbugua and Peter Macharia instructing Baptist Primary School teachers and students in proper Fresh Life Toilet use

The global sanitation crisis is frightening when it comes to kids. 1.6 million children die each year from diarrheal-related disease – 27,400 in Kenya alone.i This is higher than the number of deaths caused by AIDS, malaria and TB combined. According to the World Bank, 54% of international variation across height for under-developed children can be attributed to a lack of hygienic sanitation.ii This last stat is stunning. Basically, it doesn’t matter how developed the country where a child grows up is; it’s just whether or not you have access to hygienic sanitation that largely determines that child’s growth.

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