Financing + Sustainability = The Future of Rural Water Systems

Access to clean water remains a struggle for many of the poorest households in rural areas. GPRBA collaborated with the World Bank in Tanzania to bring safe, clean water to 165 villages in the country by combining blended financing with emerging technologies including solar water pumps, pre-paid meters, chlorination and remote sensors.

Related: World Bank Water blog "Closing Gaps and Financing Taps

Planting a More Resilient Cotton Sector in Burkina Faso

The IFC and World Bank partnered with GPRBA to improve irrigation management and water provision for small-scale cotton farmers in Burkina Faso.

After an especially dry season in Burkina Faso, 33-year-old Kakuy Ouanko, a father of three, is contemplating giving up farming. “We probably won’t be able to feed the family,” he says while walking through his dry cotton field. Kakuy’s experience is similar to that of other cotton farmers in Burkina Faso, who are vulnerable to the threats of climate change.

‘Now People Understand Why They Should Get Toilets in Their Homes’ | World Toilet Day & Ghana

John Kojo Armah is the managing director of COMSANS sanitation services, a company that specializes in compost toilets.

COMSANS has been in business for a few years, and thanks to the support of the Greater Accra Metropolitan Area Sanitation and Water Project (GAMA), the company was able to expand, hire more workers, and build toilets quicker and more sustainably.

‘I Wake Up Knowing I Am Helping Create a Cleaner and Safer Ghana’ | World Toilet Day & Ghana

Samuel Gyabah is the founder of Samalex Solutions a social enterprise that produces micro-flush and bio-digester toilets. Through workshops and training from the Greater Accra Metropolitan Area Sanitation and Water Project (GAMA), Samuel has improved his technical ability, his relationship with workers, and their customer relationship.

‘More Jobs and Better Sanitation in Ghana: A Win-Win Situation’ | World Toilet Day & Ghana

Robert Quansah is the managing director of Daakyebi, a construction company in Accra, Ghana.

Through the Greater Accra Metropolitan Area Sanitation and Water Project (GAMA), Robert and his team received training and support that is enabling them to build more and better toilets in their community, thereby contributing to mitigating the effects of the sanitation problem in Ghana. Robert was able to hire more people and expand his business.