Microfinance for Water and Sanitation: How One Small Loan Makes a Difference

Providing financing for household water and toilet facilities is still a relatively new concept, but it has the potential to help address the global water crisis by allowing households to spread these high up-front costs over time. Emerging evidence from the World Bank Water Global Practice’s Water and Sanitation Program (WSP) and Water.org is finding that water and sanitation microfinance can be one solution to increase access and reach hundreds of millions at the bottom of the economic pyramid.