This PDA will help develop and pilot test a microfinance scheme for sanitation and hygiene improvement in rural Cambodia.
Cambodia has one of the lowest sanitation coverage in the world, particularly in rural areas. Some 80% of Cambodians still live in the countryside. While there has been some success in raising hygiene or sanitation awareness, and in developing latrine designs and a supply chain to give rural people regardless of income access to toilets, many villagers are still unable or unwilling to buy latrines, often citing lack of funds as the primary reason.
This PDA aims to understand the situation and needs of rural households and to assist the Government in developing a microfinance solution that will enable more rural households in Cambodia to install latrines. Habitat for Humanity-Cambodia will assist the Government to forge possible partnerships with microfinance institutions to lend to households for sanitation improvements.
|Site||Phnom Pehn and Angkor Chum, Cambodia|
|ADB officer||Anupma Jain|
|Partner||Ministry of Rural Development and Habitat for Humanity-Cambodia|