Lessons learnt from implementation of outcome linked community led total sanitation intervention in Busia Kenya

2018-02-12T15:11:14Z (GMT) by Martin Muchangi George Kimathi
The financial inclusion improves health in Kenya (FINISH INK) is a public private partnership project funded by the Dutch Government implemented in Busia and Kilifi Counties of Kenya. The aim is to increase access to sustainable sanitation for rural communities through micro-credit initiatives. The project has three components namely: sanitation demand through community led total sanitation plus (CLTS+), sanitation supply side development and financial inclusion. The project has decomposed demand creation into two social marketing strategies namely; community led total sanitation (CLTS) and direct sanitation marketing all which are which linked to sanitation loaning. In Busia, an intensive CLTS intervention was implemented based on three key innovations namely: targeted capacity building schemes; harnessing the existing local social and administrative governance structures; and development of localized low cost sanitation technologies. A combination of these strategies led to achieved of open defecation free status for the rural population in the entire county.