Swapnil a.k.a ‘PoopGuy’ is Chief Toilet Cleaner at Samagra which provides awesome sanitation services to the urban poor. Swapnil is an Ashoka Fellow, Acumen India Fellow, Dasra Social Impact Leader and a divergent thinker with extensive experience in Management, Design and Innovation.
Prior to Samagra, Swapnil was designing advanced Telematics & Navigation Systems for next generation vehicles at Continental (USA). In 2011, Swapnil gave up his US Residency and moved back to India to start Samagra’s operations. In order to gain first-hand experience, Swapnil has lived in slums of various cities in India.
Swapnil believes that answer to wicked problems lies in innovative use of Psychology, Technology and Design. And he aims to provide awesome sanitation services to at least 2 million urban poor in 5 years by collaborating with several organizations across the developing world. In the next 10 years, he aims to start and grow other social ventures impacting the lives of at least 20 million people in areas of energy access, environment, nutrition, education and health (family planning, maternal and child health).