Coca-Cola’s Replenish Africa Initiative (RAIN) requires each project implementation plan to include a life-cycle budget section detailing the cost of annual operational expenditure, annual capital maintenance expenditure and direct support, aligned with the life cycle costing approach. Partners are also required to include the source where the funding for these costs are expected to be coming from.
Published on: 13/05/2013
This long-term budget is integral to designing a sustainable WASH program as it provides the community, local utility or other service provider a strategy to ensure the lasting service of the program. In considering the ongoing costs related to construction, maintenance, and upkeep, it is imperative to devise and implement a strategy to raise the funds to support such costs. The tools necessary to operate, maintain and support the project in the long-term must be considered and institutionalized from the start.