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TitleFinancing the informal entrepreneur : recognizing business opportunities in sanitation
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2010
Authorsvan der Wel, A, de Bruijne, G, Bereziat, E, Barendse, J
Secondary TitleSustainable sanitation practice
VolumeIssue 5/2010
Pagination4 p. [p. 21 - 24] : 5 photographs
Date Published08/2010
Place PublishedGouda, The Netherlands
Publication LanguageEnglish
Keywordsbusiness risks, financing, monitoring, sanitation charges, sanitation services, small-scale activities

Within the framework of the ROSA (Resource-Oriented Sanitation concepts for peri-urban areas in Africa) project a workshop about risks and opportunities of financing informal entrepreneurs in the sanitation sector was organized. The aim was to improve the situation of small businesses in this sector and to bridge the gap between the entrepreneurs and local money institutions. Three examples show that success is possible and people can sustain their living from working in the sanitation sector. In many cases informal entrepreneurs replace the work of local municipalities actually responsible for these issues. From a business perspective there is a need for better equipment to provide sufficient service, therefore money is needed. From an environmental point of view better disposal mechanisms need to be established as often faeces are dumped just outside the city boundaries. From an health perspective regulations and monitoring are most important. [authors abstract]


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