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In Kenya, Portable Toilets Find a New Role: Protecting Trees

A new project is using solar energy to transform toilet waste into efficient cooking fuel, in an initiative to improve hygiene for people in communities without indoor sanitation and at the same time reduce the felling of trees for charcoal. In the communities around Naivasha, about 90 km (56 miles) northwest of Nairobi, Sanivation, a Kenyan social enterprise, a for-profit company also focused on social good, has begun providing toilets to homes that lack proper sanitation. The locally...

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