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Client: 
Partners for Water (Agency NL), Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation
Project start: 
November-2010
Project end: 
November-2011

African Finance Facility for water and sanitation

WASTE executed a feasibility study for the set-up of a Financing Facility in Africa for water and sanitation. The project was aimed to identify the modality that is most effective and cost-efficient to encourage local (micro) finance institutions to fund small-scale water and sanitation facilities.

What we do

WASTE executed a feasibility study for the set-up of a Financing Facility in Africa for water and sanitation. The project was aimed to identify the modality that is most effective and cost-efficient to encourage local (micro) finance institutions to fund small-scale water and sanitation facilities. The project was financed by Partners for Water (PfW). 

How we do it

The study was executed jointly with Triodos-Facet, ICCO, Fair & Sustainable and local partners. The project included a Feasibility Study with three distinct phases:

  1. Market study 
  2. Business plan 
  3. Conclusions and action plan 

1. Market study

Objective: identify the demand / need for watsan financing on two levels:

  • The specific demands for financing of entrepreneurs 
  • The specific demands of households 
  • The demand / need of (micro finance)banks for support to overcome bottlenecks to meet the demand for financing of small-scale local watsan services.

2. Business Plan

Objective:gain insight in the financial and institutional sustainability and feasibility of the Facility.

Key input for the financial plan and organizational set-up of the Facility is the information collected in phase 1, the market study.

3. Workshop / Conclusions

Considering the wide interest for this theme, the findings of the market study and the business plan were shared during a series of workshops. Launch for investment Objectives of the workshop are to (1) share findings; (2) to obtain feedback and ideas and (3) to interest potential funders / partners for actual implementation of the Facility (provided the results of the study are positive)

The wisdom obtained during the workshop was incorporated in the conclusions of the Feasibility Study.