A micro financing framework for rural water and sanitation provisioning in Sub-Saharan Africa

This report explores a hybrid mechanism of microfinance, based on community networks and third party collateral for meso-scale loans, to provide a different financing model for small community water and sanitation supplies. Embedding these community water entities within local government structures provides a mechanism for sustainability and for eventual government management as part of the progressive realization of rights. The report approaches the question 'Why focus on rural Water and Sanitation provision in sub-Saharan Africa?' followed by details of the 'Application of microfinance to rural Water and Sanitation services' a 'Microfinance framework for rural water supply and sanitation provisioning' and conclusion.