Micro-credit for families in Cochabamba

 
$2,635
$7,365
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Micro-credit for families in Cochabamba

Micro-credit for families in Cochabamba
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Child in a typical suburban area in Cochbamba

Child in a typical suburban area in Cochbamba
The project promotes water and sanitation improvements to low-income families in suburban areas of Cochabamba. (view small | med | large | orig)

Woman in suburban area of Cochabamba, Bolivia

Woman in suburban area of Cochabamba, Bolivia
The pictures shows typical housing conditions of suburban settlements in Cochabamba. Very few people have a toilet or latrine, or a connection to the water distribution network. (view small | med | large | orig)

Information event on micro-credits

Information event on micro-credits
The project provides advisory services to families in order to make the most out of the micro-credits. (view small | med | large | orig)

Hygiene education: hand washing saves lives

Hygiene education: hand washing saves lives
As part of the project, people are trained in simple methods to prevent diseases. For example, hand washing is a proven low-cost method which prevents diarrhea and respiratory diseases, among others. (view small | med | large | orig)

Dona Soledad

Dona Soledad
Dona Soledad is one of the first owners of an Ecological Toilet in Cochabamba. She was able to buy this product thanks to a micro-credit provided by the project. (view small | med | large | orig)

Dona Soledad's house before...

Dona Soledad's house before...
That how her house looked one year ago. (view small | med | large | orig)

... and after the construction

... and after the construction
That's how her house looks today, featuring a waterless Ecological Toilet and allowing her to receive visitors with pride. (view small | med | large | orig)

Model of EcoToilet

Model of EcoToilet
Model of the newly developed EcoToilet. The fact that they do not need water make them especially appropriate in suburban areas where less than 30% of the households are connected to a water network. (view small | med | large | orig)

Dona Soledad bought a toilet with a micro-credit

Dona Soledad bought a toilet with a micro-credit
Photo from Progress Report 'Field activities suspended' (view small | med | large | orig)

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Organization

Project Leader

Matthias Saladin

Executive Co-Director
Tiquipaya, Cochabamba Bolivia

Where is this project located?

Map of Micro-credit for families in Cochabamba