Published on: 15/01/2014
Water for People (WfP) determines that microfinance helps release public funds to reach the poorest.
In a new report , WfP reviews their experiences in piloting various lending models in seven countries: Bolivia, Guatemala, India, Malawi, Peru, Rwanda and Uganda.
The report provides lessons and recommendations for donors wishing to engage in sanitation microfinancing. The four key recommendations are:
The report is part of WfP’s Sanitation as a Business (SaaB) program, funded by a Gates Foundation grant, and is available for download below.
 Chatterley, C. et al, 2013. Microfinance as a potential catalyst for improved sanitation : a synthesis of Water For People’s sanitation lending experiences in seven countries. Denver, CO,USA: Water For People.