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:
- Market study
- Business plan
- 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.