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Title: Using consumer financing to accelerate uptake of latrines in rural Cambodia
Authors: Wei, Yi
Shaw, Buddy
Shirrell, S.
Elliott, T.
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: © WEDC, Loughborough University
Citation: WEI, 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.
Abstract: 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.
Description: This is a conference paper.
Version: Published
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/31265
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