In 2009 at MIT, David Auerbach, Lindsay Stradley, and Ani Vallabhaneni were tasked with developing a solution to a poverty challenge facing 1 billion people or more around the world. Harnessing their experiences working in the developing world and in growing cities, they developed a full value chain approach to addressing the sanitation crisis, offering a sustainable solution for urban slums. With that project, Sanergy was born.
On November 19, 2011 – World Toilet Day – Sanergy opened the first Fresh Life Toilet in Mukuru Kwa Njenga slum. Sanergy is comprised of a dedicated team with diverse backgrounds, but one shared vision for urban slums. Today, we have over 250 employees, 60% of whom live in the communities we serve.