Community Involvement

Lack of community involvement
causes 50% of water improvement projects to fail.

However, proper investment and community development can lead to promising improvements.

Investment in safe drinking water and sanitation contributes to economic growth.
For each $1 invested, the World Health Organization (WHO) estimates returns of $3 - $34,
depending on the region and technology.

An evaluation of major sanitation programs in six countries by the World Bank
revealed households tend to be the primary investors in household on-site sanitation facilities.
If provided access to credit,
poor households were found to be able to allocate a significant portion of their income to sanitation investments.
Access to credit was found to play a significant role in triggering household sanitation investments.

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