Water.org and MicroSave have jointly developed a series of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) microfinance toolkits to provide the information and tools necessary for financial institutions (FIs) to develop products for financing WASH investments. The toolkits present essential information, principles and practices for successful development of WASH financial products and are designed to be applicable across a variety of markets, lending methodologies, and business models.
Toolkit 1 (Introduction to Opportunities in WASH Finance) provides global WASH context and information on household WASH needs and demands for WASH financing; introduces the major WASH systems prevalent among low-income populations and explains which are suitable for loan products; provides an overview of WASH stakeholders with which FIs might collaborate to support their WASH financial products; and identifies potential challenges and keys to success.
Toolkit 2 (WASH Financial Product Development) explores the product development process for researching, designing and launching successful WASH financial products, including market research, product design and pilot, and preparation for product rollout.
Download both the toolkits here.