Such is the observation made by “Alternative Pro-poor Sanitation Solutions in Peru” (APSS), despite the numerous sanitation investments of the last few years for families, especially the poorest ones. The program supported by the Foundation Ensemble and undertaken in collaboration with the Water and Sanitation Program (WSP) begins with this fact to act simultaneously on supply and demand. On the one side, awareness actions are undertaken to explain the challenges and opportunities of sanitation, and stimulate demand. Access to credit is facilitated. On the other side, activities focus on developing the supply locally, engage institutions and suppliers, and provide them with the means of meeting the evolving demand. Overall, five pilot zones are being studied, and the results are already encouraging.
Find out more:
- Fondation Ensemble – Alternative sanitation solutions for the most underprivileged – WSP- Peru
- WSP – Alternative Pro-poor Sanitation Solutions in Peru [project sheet]
Source: Fondation Ensemble newsletter, no. 11, Apr 2009