Resources for WASH Financial Products

In an effort to expand our impact in solving the global water crisis, Water.org and MicroSave are jointly developing a series of toolkits to provide information and tools for financial institutions to develop microfinance products for water and sanitation investments.

The toolkits present essential information, principles and practices for successful development of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) financial products. The more financial institutions that have WASH products in their portfolios, the more loans that can be made to people in need – giving them safe access to safe water and/or sanitation and a chance to break the cycle of poverty. The toolkits are designed to be applicable across a variety of markets, lending methodologies and business models.

The first two toolkits are now available to download at WASHMicrofinance.org. Toolkit 1 is an introduction to WASH microfinance and toolkit 2 covers the development of a WASH financial product. The remaining three toolkits are scheduled for release over the next 18 months.

The toolkits were made possible with the support and vision of our generous partners – The MasterCard Foundation, the PepsiCo Foundation and the Caterpillar Foundation.

For more information on MicroSave please visit www.MicroSave.net.

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