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Peri Urban Sanitation Initiative

The initiative aims at increasing access to adequate sanitation services for the BoP and at triggering a vibrant sanitation marketplace. High social impact is achieved through increased accessibility of better integrated services and products, by developing innovative technologies and integrated modelling along the steps of the sanitation value-chain, by enabling and scaling inclusive sanitation social enterprises and by improving access to microfinance services to both, households and businesses.

The sanitation initiative is designed and implemented in partnership with local municipalities and focus on peri-urban areas, where population and economic growth and rising living standards have led to a general trend of increased demand for more and higher levels of sanitation services


africa periurban

target population


Municipal Councils of
Maputo (Mozambique) Iringa (Tanzania), Bignona (Senegal)

target population

total investment so far
(milion €) 5.40 €

local membership

  • Vice-chair of the Inclusive Business Council Mozambique

Main program Partnerships

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iringa.jpg maputo.jpg wto  estamos mondlane


main financial partners

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main achievements

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one social
enterprise launched

low-cost, market-based
latrines prototypes

piloting micro-finance in
bio-gas mechanism and partnerships

achievements 04
  achievements 05

Business modelling for micro
and small scale entrepreneurs

Piloting and testing
in bio-gas from faecal sludge

Tools and skills developed

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Framework programme

Launched in 2014 - ongoing

Ambitions 2015/2020