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MIT Students Win $100K For Innovative Toilet For 3rd World Countries

By Anthony Silva, WBZ NewsRadio 1030
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CAMBRIDGE (CBS) – Tackling the messy issue of proper sanitation in third world countries has enabled a group of M.I.T. students to win the $100,000 first prize in this year’s $100k entrepreneurship competition.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030′s Anthony Silva reports

Their start-up company, Sanergy, has developed a sanitation system for poor villages around the world that is both scalable and profitable.

David Auerbach of the M.I.T. Sloan school says this problem requires more than just building toilets. He says giving people a “business in a box” is a great way to help them pull themselves out of poverty.

Sanergy says 2.6 billion people have no access to basic sanitation.

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