Making Wash Everybody’s Business Project

Making Wash Everybody’s Business Project
Making Wash Everybody’s Business Project

Making WASH Everybody’s Business (MWEB) is a five-year (2016-2020) project which works to ensure sustainable access to water and sanitation for those living in informal settlements in selected urban and semi urban areas of Afar, Oromia, and Addis Ababa, Ethiopia through the support of Amref Netherlands and Aqua for All. 

 

MWEB implements a strategy where micro-finance, governance, markets, and communities work together to ensure sustainable access and use of water and sanitation. The project works to increase awareness among microfinance institutions (MFI) on business opportunities in WASH, in turn facilitating MFI investment in small-scale enterprises and households for the construction of WASH facilities and the provision of WASH services. MWEB engages the private sector by establishing small enterprises along the sanitation chain (collection, proper disposal, reuse, WASH supplies/materials); through capacity building for small-scale enterprises on entrepreneurial skills and knowledge in WASH; by providing seed capital/co-funding for WASH small-scale enterprise investments; and facilitating microfinance sector engagement for credit provision for small-scale enterprises.

 

MWEB aims to increase the knowledge, skills, and resources available to communities, the capacity of government staff to effectively promote and provide improved WASH services, and the engagement of small-scale enterprises providing affordable WASH services.  Project activities contribute to the One WASH National Program and Federal Ministry of Health Sector Transformation Plan (HSTP), of which a key WASH indicator is ‘increased latrine utilization at household level and consumption of safe water.’

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