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News | 24 September 2020

Boosting water and sanitation investments in Kenya

Sparked by the Covid-19 crisis, Aqua for All, a Netherlands Water Partnership (NWP) member, has partnered with Sidian Bank to develop an innovative finance instrument to overcome the challenges faced by water and sanitation micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in Kenya. “With the Covid-19 WASH Loan Facility, we can continue providing short-term loans to water and sanitation MSMEs, whilst at the same time setting the example for other financial institutions. Water and sanitation loan repayment rates are high on average. This shows that investing in water and sanitation initiatives is good business even in times of Covid-19,” says Marlies Batterink, Regional Programme Manager at Aqua for All. “With initiatives like this, we hope to facilitate other financial institutions to start investing in water and sanitation solutions.”

Photo of Aqua for All's water ATM