Sanitation is often regarded to as the ugly distant cousin of Water Supply.
Organizations, national governments and multi-lateral/bi-lateral agencies have attempted various approaches to close the sanitation gap and thus, hopefully, bringing millions of households closer to owning an improved latrine.
Inspired by Ned Breslin's "Naked Truth" episode on Micro-finance Loans (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JnNPgtx7mdY ), Water For People-Malawi takes a step back and asks some probing questions about the effectiveness of micro-financing sanitation.
Water For People-Malawi takes a step back and asks some probing questions about the effectiveness of micro-financing sanitation. Through one woman's story , Water For People looks beyond the repayment/default ratios and statistics to understand whether micro-finance can catalyze a longer term relationship between humans and their toilets.
This week, more than 40 professionals involved in Global Sanitation Funded (GSF)-work in Africa, South Asia, and Southeast Asia are meeting in Lilongwe, Malawi, for the first full-scale “GSF Learning and Sharing Event.”