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Promoting entrepreneurship and affordable financing for uptake of improved toilets in Nigeria

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posted on 07.11.2018 by Farooq A. Khan, Bhawna Vajpai, Zaid Jurji, Bioye Ogunjobi, Amir Hamza Syed, Aminu Dayyabu
Meeting the SDG targets on Sanitation in Nigeria requires households to construct over 2.4 million improved toilets every year up to 2030, which is a 15-fold increase in the current rate of latrine uptake. Hence business as usual is not an option for the country in the run up to 2030. Markets forces must be mobilized. The two-pronged strategy deployed in Nigeria addresses the issue of markets as well as affordable finances. Toilet Business Owners (TBOs) are trained and mobilized as successful for-profit enterprises by the existing public-sector enterprise development agencies while cheaper financing is being mobilized from both Public and private/commercial sources through local MFIs and community saving groups. This approach has led to the construction of 4650 improved toilets in 06 Local Government Areas of Nigeria and holds promise for the future.
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Transformation towards sustainable and resilient WASH services: Proceedings of the 41st WEDC International Conference

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KHAN, F.A. ... et al, 2018. Promoting entrepreneurship and affordable financing for uptake of improved toilets in Nigeria. N: Shaw, R.J. (ed). Transformation towards sustainable and resilient WASH services: Proceedings of the 41st WEDC International Conference, Nakuru, Kenya, 9-13 July 2018, Paper 3051, 8 pp.

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Nakuru, Kenya

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