World Toilet Day/World Portable Sanitation Day was November 19, and to celebrate the occasion, the Portable Sanitation Association International (PSAI) put on a 5k Urgent Run fun run/walk in Minneapolis that benefitted Karibu Loo! In 2015, we established Karibu Loo as our portable sanitation business in Nairobi. Our mission was clear: to provide income to the non-profit, create job opportunities for graduates, and enhance sanitation in Kenya.
PSAI promotes global access to clean sanitation, aiding portable sanitation firms. It envisions a world with safe facilities for all.
On a cold November morning, participants held The Urgent Run at Lake Calhoun in Minneapolis. Several Karibu Loo supporters, including Mike Switzer, the founding manager of Karibu Loo, showed up to test out their running skills in the portable sanitation competition.
Mike won the Urgent Run by breaking the finish line made appropriately of toilet paper. Mike was presented with a medal and Karibu Loo was presented with a check for just under $4,000.
PSAI has been a supportive partner, resource, and cheerleader as we continue working to make Karibu Loo a success in Kenya. In August 2018, PSAI members aimed to bolster support, meet Nairobi’s Karibu Loo, its staff, students, and Kenya’s wildlife.
Thank you, PSAI, for all of your support!