PSAI Supports Portable Sanitation Social Enterprise in Kenya

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The Portable Sanitation Association International (PSAI) is pleased to announce its support for Friends of Ngong Road (FoNR), a US-based charity focused on educating Kenyan children whose families have been affected by HIV/AIDS. The PSAI will donate the greater of $500 or 10% of the proceeds from sales of its World Portable Sanitation Day merchandise to this worthy organization.

The Portable Sanitation Association International (PSAI) is pleased to announce its support for Friends of Ngong Road (FoNR), a US-based charity focused on educating Kenyan children whose families have been affected by HIV/AIDS. The PSAI will donate the greater of $500 or 10% of the proceeds from sales of its World Portable Sanitation Day merchandise to this worthy organization.

The PSAI will celebrate the third annual World Portable Sanitation Day (WPSD) on August 15. Through a variety of events and activities, portable sanitation professionals worldwide will come together to educate and inform their customers and the general public about the vital services they provide every day. Portable sanitation is recognized as an integral part of society in many parts of the world. Construction sites, parks, residential home buildings, and special event venues are all locations where portable restrooms are common. In addition, portable restrooms can provide an essential resource in areas where sanitation is non-existent or substandard.

“The PSAI has long been concerned about global issues. It’s natural for us to support an organization like Friends of Ngong Road that is using portable sanitation as a means to address both the impact of HIV/AIDS and the need for sanitation alternatives in one of the world’s busiest cities,” says Karleen Kos, Executive Director for the PSAI. “On World Portable Sanitation Day, we celebrate the benefits of the resources our industry provides. By sharing the proceeds of WPSD sales with a worthy organization like FoNR, we are helping young people receive an education and providing their community with a valuable sanitation alternative.”

About the PSAI
The Portable Sanitation Association International (PSAI) exists to expand and improve portable sanitation as part of a global approach to serving the public and sustaining the planet. As the largest trade association of its kind in the world, the PSAI is recognized internationally as a credible, authoritative voice providing education and tools to promote safety and health. Established in 1971, the PSAI develops and promotes industry standards; serves as a repository of information and resources for operators, suppliers, government entities and the general public; and provides recognition for excellence in the field. The PSAI has its worldwide headquarters in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. Visit http://www.PSAI.org for additional Association news and information.

About Friends of Ngong Road (FoNR)
Friends of Ngong Road (FoNR), a US-based 501(c)(3), and Ngong Road Children Association (NRCA), a registered Kenyan NGO, operate with the shared mission of providing education and support for impoverished Nairobi children whose families have been affected by HIV/AIDS. In 2015, FoNR launched a for-profit portable sanitation business in Kenya to generate a stream of income supporting its mission of educating children in Nairobi’s slums and providing employment for graduates of the FoNR educational program. The company is named Karibu Loo for the term “welcome” in Swahili and the well-understood term “loo” for a toilet. Through this endeavor, FoNR aims to provide a clean, high quality portable toilet experience while also allowing clients to know they are acting as responsible corporate citizens by supporting an organization that uses its profits to educate impoverished Kenyan children.

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