Water

We are developing effective financing modalities and bringing in new [commercial] investors to the development space

Building on a track record of success

We took a risk, launching our first Guarantee Fund programme more than 20 years ago. We have been building on that success to develop new financing vehicles for the development sector.

Making the case for investability in the overlooked sanitation and waste sectors

We show commercial investors where there is untapped opportunity in overlooked sectors such as sanitation and waste management. We are proving to the world that there is an investment case to be made in sectors previously perceived as risky.

Supporting key actors in local markets to access financing

We integrate financial inclusion as a key aspect of our programmes to ensure households and small businesses can access financing. We ensure local financial institutions see the value in lending for sanitation, waste, and linked sectors, to build sustainability.

Our impact

>€200
million generated locally in 5 years by households investing in sanitation
€250
million impact fund series development supported for household sanitation and water lending
€5
million in core funding secured to develop a pilot fund to support the 'missing middle' of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in WASH and waste
Building blocks

WASTE’s thematic experts

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Jacqueline Barendse

Senior Expert, Finance
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Valentin Post

Senior Expert, Finance, Programme Manager
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Kajetan Hetzer

Senior Expert, Finance, Programme Manager
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László Juhász

Expert, Finance, Member Works Council
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Carolina Latorre Aravena

Programme Manager, Management Team (rotating)