Our impact in Tanzania
In 2016, Water.org facilitated a Tanzania market assessment to evaluate the country’s readiness for our WaterCredit solution. Results found that Tanzania offers a significant market opportunity and demand to launch WaterCredit due to its fast-growing economy and use of digital finance.
We began piloting water and sanitation lending programs with a commercial bank, Equity Bank Tanzania, in September 2017. Through this direct lending partnership, Water.org equipped Equity Bank with the knowledge and skills needed to deploy small, affordable water and sanitation loans to households living in poverty as well as larger, corporate loans to water and sewerage companies.
We’ve since expanded our partnerships with local financial institutions, increasing the availability of loans for water supply and sanitation services, and helping more people solve their water crisis.
Currently we are exploring working directly with water service providers at the community level to enable them to provide household financing options such as payment plans or small loans. This will help reach new households in need while expanding the business development opportunities and customer base for the utilities.
Stories of Impact
When COVID-19 reached Obwiri’s community, she had increasing concerns about her family’s sanitation situation. Read about how a small loan empowered her to solve her family's water and sanitation crisis at a critical time.Read more
Stories of Impact
Water for his family and his village
Bakari is a young man who lives in rural Tanzania south of Dar es Salaam with his parents and siblings. Growing up in this region Bakari is all too familiar with the water crisis. Read more about how Bakari solved his family's water crisis and that of many in his village.Read more
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