publication . Article . 2017

Moving up the sanitation ladder with the help of microfinance in urban Malawi

Richard M. Chunga; Marion W. Jenkins; Jeroen H. J. Ensink; Joe Brown;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2017
  • Country: United Kingdom
<jats:title>Abstract</jats:title> <jats:p>We carried out a stated preference survey in Malawi to examine whether access to microfinance for sanitation would significantly increase the proportion of households upgrading to improved pit latrines or alternative improved sanitation technologies (urine diverting dry toilet, fossa alterna, pour flush). We presented a range of sanitation options at local market prices, initially without and then with a real microfinance option, to 1,300 households sampled across 27 low-income urban settlements in the two largest cities, Lilongwe and Blantyre. When we gave respondents a microfinance option, the proportion of households ...
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free text keywords: Waste Management and Disposal, Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health, Development, Pollution, Water Science and Technology, Subsidy, Socioeconomics, Improved sanitation, Pit latrines, Microfinance, law.invention, law, Sanitation, Human settlement, Market price, Urine-diverting dry toilet, Business
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