Human Needs Project Prototype
Kibera, Kenya

At just 1/10th of an acre, the Community Center provides clean water, a health clinic, restrooms and energy in a location that previously had neither running water nor electricity, though the slum is blocks from the  world-class metropolitan city of Nairobi.

Renewable energy sources power the project: photovoltaic panels power 80% of the capacity and biodiesel generates the rest. Solar hot water provides the hot water for washing up. Given there is no sewer system to which the center can connect, it is a great innovative feature that the human waste is sustainably treated on site. A generator powered by food-waste bio-fuel provides the make-up power.