Financial Inclusion Improves Sanitation & Health (FINISH) India

Purpose

Sanitation for all by integrating the demand and supply side of the sanitation challenge in India

Activities

FINISH works with a unique multi-stakeholder approach that involves the entire value chain. By mobilising the supply side of sanitation while integrating financial resources into the value chain, it raises awareness on and creates a demand for sanitation services amongst end-users. This includes improving quality and safety of sanitation services, reducing the price of these services and ensuring proper disposal of the waste produced.

Main activities we are involved in include:
• Sanitation awareness and demand generation process;
• Training for masons in sanitation system construction;
• Public-Private Partnerships leverage grant funding through local microfinance institutions for sanitation loans, supplier’s credit and other financing instruments;
• Local entrepreneur training for sanitation business development;
• Liaison with local governments;
• Safe recycling of human waste as agricultural or renewable energy input.

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Objectives

Scale without funding: Our long-term goal is to continue building value chains in waste and sanitation that reach scale without external funding.

Impact realised:
• Cost of sanitation systems reduced by 15%
• 2560 GPs Open Defecation Free (ODF) in Punjab, UP, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, and Odisha
• 1 million sanitation systems constructed (by March 2019)
• DGIS grant leveraged over 20 times with local financing (€ 140 Million)
• € 55 Million in microfinance used for sanitation

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Asia & Pacific Behaviour change Capacity development Community sanitation Emptying and transport (non sewered) Enabling environment and institutional strengthening Energy: biogas Europe, Caucasus & Central Asia Faeces or faecal sludge Fertiliser Food security and productive sanitation Greywater or wastewater Health and hygiene Market development Operation, maintenance and sustainable services Peri-urban Political processes and institutional aspects Product design and engineering Public awareness, advocacy and civil society engagement Rural Rural areas Schools Specific to one or several countries Toilets or urinals (user interface) Treatment of faecal sludge Treatment of wastewater or greywater WASH and nutrition

WASTE advisers on urban environment and development
The Hague
Netherlands


WASTE works towards sustainable improvement of the urban poor's living conditions and the urban environment in general. Our multi-year, multi-country programmes and projects have a focus on bottom-up development in relation to recycling, solid waste management, ecological sanitation and knowledge sharing. WASTE, located in the Netherlands, teams up with organisations in Africa, Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe that share its goals and approaches.

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