David Auerbach is a co-founder of Sanergy, a pioneering social enterprise in Nairobi, Kenya which builds healthy, prosperous communities in Africa’s informal settlements by making hygienic sanitation affordable and accessible. Sanergy’s systems-based approach empowers the local community to own and operate sanitation facilities, while Sanergy provides business and operational support to ensure its operators thrive. Sanergy collects and recycles the waste into animal feed and organic fertilizer, which is sold to Kenyan farmers to address the region’s food security challenges.
Previously, David built partnerships at Endeavor, a non-profit that helps high-impact entrepreneurs in the developing world, and at the Clinton Foundation. He taught in central China for two years as a Yale-China Teaching Fellow. David began his career at the Center for American Progress. David is an Ashoka, Echoing Green and Rainer Arnhold Fellow. He holds an MBA from MIT and a BA from Yale University. He lives in Nairobi, Kenya.
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