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VideoSeptember 23, 2019

GWSP: Facilitating Sanitation Microfinance for Rural Households

In Bangladesh, the Global Water Security and Sanitation Partnership (GWSP) supported the Government in demonstrating the use of microfinance to encourage sanitation investments by rural households and entrepreneurs. The project also helped microfinance institutions develop loans for households and small construction companies to buy and install sanitation facilities, as well as mitigate lending risks. The technical assistance included training for these companies to build good-quality, affordable models of hygienic latrines that low-income households were most likely to purchase.