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Using consumer financing to accelerate uptake of latrines in rural Cambodia
conference contributionposted on 2018-02-12, 15:10 authored by Yi Wei, Buddy Shaw, S. Shirrell, T. Elliott
Financing is emerging as a linchpin for accelerating uptake of sanitary latrines at scale amongst the rural poor of Cambodia. This paper presents the results of a randomized controlled trial that demonstrated that willingness to purchase a latrine at market price increases four-fold when financing is offered. Two subsequent pilots with two microfinance institutions validated the consumer interest in financing, but demonstrated the operational and financial challenges of executing such a program at scale. The objective of this presentation is to share these learnings and stimulate creative discussion on how to overcome these challenges.
- Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering
- Water, Engineering and Development Centre (WEDC)
Published inWEDC Conference
CitationWEI, Y. ... et al, 2015. Using consumer financing to accelerate uptake of latrines in rural Cambodia. IN: Shaw, R.J. (ed). Water, sanitation and hygiene services beyond 2015 - Improving access and sustainability: Proceedings of the 38th WEDC International Conference, Loughborough, UK, 27-31 July 2015, 5pp.
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NotesThis is a conference paper.