Kenya: Microfinance for Community-Managed Water Projects

Grant Funding|Activity Status: Closed
  • Country
  • Amount
    $2.93 million
  • Approval Date
    October 01, 2006
    Closing Date
    February 28, 2013
  • Donors



In Kenya, community-run, small-scale water systems play a crucial role in supplying and improving access to water services. In 2006, GPOBA approved an innovative pilot project to increase access and improve efficiency in water services for the poor in rural and peri-urban areas of central Kenya through investments in selected community subprojects. Investments into these small piped-water subprojects were financed through commercial loans and community equity blended with output-based subsidies provided by GPOBA.