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Financial Inclusion Improves Sanitation and Health (FINISH Kenya)




Kenya, Kilifi and Busia Counties


  • Water
  • Environment

Project budget

€ 9,499,533 (FDW contribution = € 4,582,377)


  • Stichting WASTE (NGO)
  • African Medical and Research Foundation
  • AMREF Flying Doctors
  • Kenya Women Finance Trust
  • K-Rep Bank
  • Goodwell Investment
  • Social Equity Foundation
  • Kenyan Ministry of Public Health and Sanitation
  • SNS Asset Management
  • United Nations University MERIT

Project description

One major focus of Kenyan policy on sanitation is to reach Open Defecation Free (ODF) areas and improvement of sanitation facilities in order to improve public health. The proposed project wants to contribute to this by using the Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS+) approach to sensitize trigger communities to build (improved) sanitation facilities, in combination with offering micro finance products to be able to pay for the required investments. This proposal is based on a similar approach which was successful in India (Finish India).By the end of this project, the partnership will have made 840,000 people aware of the importance of proper sanitation. 40,000 household will have improved sanitation facilities (i.e. 280,000 people with safe sanitation) and thus increased economic potential. Approximately 20,000 households will have taken a sanitation loan and 20,000 will build their sanitation facility without a loan. Moreover, 50 sanitation enterprises will have been formed through increased demand for sanitation. On the long term, sanitation loan products will be an integral part of the micro financing market.

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