Financing Study for WASH Self-supply

Research and analysis of existing financing mechanisms incl. microfinance products for WASH Self-supply and assessment of potentially adequate funding mechanisms for households and communities WASH Self-supplies. Discussion with key actors in WASH Self-supply at national level on findings and on planned road map for promoting WASH Self-supply at national scale.


Sierra Leone

Project Period:

April – December 2014

Services provided:

Assessment, Monitoring & Evaluation

  • Field research, assessment of exisiting and complementary financing mechanisms for WASH Self-supply at national level

Name of the Staff involved and functions performed:

Project Manager: André Olschewski

Name of Client(s):

WaterAid Sierre Leone, through DFID funded WASH Facility Sierra Leone

Project Description:

Field research in Bo, Kenema and Pujehun districts on needs and existing financial mechanisms for households to support them in funding own investments in incremental improvements of own WASH infrastructure and for setting up businesses of local private sector active in WASH Self-supply. Visit of community saving schemes as financing mechanism for collecting funds for operation and maintenance of community water supplies in remote rural areas. Assessment of options and development of recommendations.