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Initiative

Urban Sanitation

THE CHALLENGE

Worldwide, an estimated 2 billion people lack access to basic sanitation facilities such as toilets or latrines.[i] Lack of sanitation contributes to about 10% of the global burden of disease, mainly via diarrheal diseases.[ii]

THE OPPORTUNITY

GP funds aim to improve the health and economic position of low-income urban and peri-urban households by investing in social enterprises that provide access to low-cost, hygienic toilets and waste management services.

WHO IS SERVED?

The target demographic is populations living in poor, informal settlements in urban and peri-urban areas, living on less than $3.20 PPP/person/day.

WHAT IS DELIVERED?

Clients Receive: Low cost, hygienic on-site toilets and community toilets with waste management services.

WHY IS IT IMPACTFUL?

Household health and economics improve due to:

  • Access to improved sanitation
  • Reduced use of unhygienic sanitation services
  • Lower rates of diarrhea and sanitation-related diseases

 

[i] World Health Organization, Sanitation Key Facts, 2019, https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/sanitation

[ii] Duncan Mara, Jon Lane, Beth Scott, and David Trouba, “Sanitation and Health”, PLoS Med. 2010, US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health website, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2981586/

By the Numbers

Current Portfolio as of December 31, 2018

$445,000 Capital Deployed
1 Partner

 

Cumulative Portfolio

224,417 Lives Impacted

Initiative active since 2016