Fast Company (FastCo) recently published its list of most innovative companies of the year 2016, and this year SPRING’s Sanivation and Totohealth have made the cut! They sit alongside companies such as Facebook, Uber, Netflix, Amazon and Apple.
Sanivation is an innovative toilet installation and waste collection service that brings better hygiene, dignity and eco-efficiency to the sanitation sector. The lack of sanitary toilets in homes creates health risks for girls and their families. In September of last year, they opened one of the world’s first human waste to charcoal production sites in the world in Naivasha, Kenya.
Totohealth is a free pregnancy and early childhood text-message service with a pioneering funding model for the health sector. In too many cases, young mothers lack the information they need to keep their children healthy. Totohealth helps to reduce maternal and child mortality by sending appointment reminders, surveys and announcements to parents to ensure they get the medical intervention they need, when they need it.