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Bringing Microfinance to the Water and Sanitation Sector

In 2004, the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation awarded more than $1 million to finance WaterPartners International (Water.org) in its efforts to provide safe water and sanitation to the poor in developing countries. WaterPartners International launched a pilot WaterCredit Initiative which incorporated microfinance approach into water and sanitation projects. It is expected that participation in…

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Learning to Scale Up Rural Sanitation Programs

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has contributed $17.4 million to support the Total Sanitation and Sanitation Marketing project (TSSM) in Tanzania, India and Indonesia. In Indonesia, the initiative is a collaboration between the Government of Indonesia, the World Bank’s Water and Sanitation Program, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Project objectives Support hygienic…

WASH/IWRM Program Increases Agricultural Productivity and Improves Livelihoods

With funding from grants by the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation and The Coca Cola Africa Foundation from 2011 to 2017, the Millennium Water Alliance (MWA), in conjunction with one of its implementing partners Catholic Relief Services and local partner Water Action, has been implementing integrated water resource management (IWRM) activities in rural northern Ethiopia. MWA…

Research for Policy Changes

Since 2006, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has supported the Sustaining and Scaling School Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Plus Community Impact program (SWASH+) in Kenya, contributing $9.5 million to CARE for the 5-year project. The initiative is an action-research and advocacy project focusing on increasing the scale, impact, and sustainability of WASH interventions in…

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Supporting Safe and Clean Water with Microcredit Markets in India

From 2006-2009, The PepsiCo Foundation committed $4.1 million to support Water.org’s MicroCredit Initiative in India. Through this program, PepsiCo Foundation seeks a market-based approach to the global water crisis by expanding the micro-loan market to individuals and families in India’s poorest urban slums. Project objectives Two-pronged approach to improve access to water and sanitation — reach…

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Developing Productive Sanitation for Flood-Affected and Floating Communities

Live & Learn International have been working with flood-affected and floating communities in Cambodia to develop appropriate and productive sanitation solutions that are effective and affordable. With an innovative and holistic approach, Live & Learn have adapted ‘productive sanitation’ technologies such as ecosan toilets and biodigesters to work in difficult conditions and produce fertilizer and…

Supporting Market-Based Solutions for Safe and Affordable Water in India

Through a three-year $3.5 million partnership with Safe Water Network (SWN), The PepsiCo Foundation provides market-based approaches and technical support for safe and affordable water access to communities in Ghana, India, and Bangladesh. As part of the initiative, SWN and PepsiCo Foundation are exploring the cost-effectiveness and sustainability of Safe Water Kiosks which are community-led…