Our impact in Cambodia
Cambodia is an ideal environment for our WaterCredit solution. A well-developed microfinance sector in a country with high water and sanitation needs represents an excellent platform for expanding access to affordable financing for water supply and sanitation improvements. Water.org laid the groundwork in Cambodia in 2014 and launched the first WaterCredit program in 2015.
Water.org is now working with 10 local microfinance institutions and meeting the demand of low-income families. Our partners started lending activities in the fall of 2016, after finalizing market research and loan product development. The program had an ambitious goal of reaching more than 300,000 people in three years and we achieved that goal in less than two years. This demonstrates suitability of our WaterCredit solution in the Cambodian market as well as the strong commitment of our partner institutions. Water.org sees great potential to scale our impact in Cambodia by expanding WaterCredit as well as implementing other innovative interventions to reach even more people with access to safe water and sanitation.