FINISH stands for Financial Inclusion Improves Sanitation & Health and aims for sanitation for all through an integrated model that addresses both the demand and supply side of the sanitation challenge.

The programme works with a multistakeholder approach which involves the entire value chain. By mobilising the supply side of sanitation while integrating financial resources into the value chain, the programme raises awareness on and creates a demand for sanitation services amongst end-users.

We ensure that:

  • People are aware of the need for a safe and durable toilet,
  • People want to buy one and can afford it,
  • Local people can build one.


Results to date:

  • Improved sanitation: 1 million toilets were built in India and Kenya
  • Local business development: more than 10 million work days in construction alone
  • Sanitation densities: more than 75% sanitation density was reached in 717 villages in different states in India
  • Financial inclusion: grant funding leveraged 14 times with local funding, a total amount of 140 million euro was generated locally,
  • Development of a sanitation value chain: over 25 tonnes of human waste has been converted and sold into marketable compost and 25,000 tonnes has been converted to soil conditioner for local use
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The four diamond domains

Our goals can be achieved when key actors in the four diamond domains work towards the development of local sanitation markets for the poor and inclusive scale of these markets.


  • Public-Private Partnership going for 10 years and counting
  • Sanitation Impact Bond developed
  • Sanitation linked to Telemedicine (primary health) and micro health insurance
  • Sanitation Marketing Curriculum developed at Amref University
  • Cost of sanitation systems reduced by 15% (India) and 35% (Kenya)


Article on FINISH in Kenya in Vice Versa (Dutch Magazine on global development), January 2019

Article on FINISH in Kenya in Vice Versa (Dutch Magazine on global development),
January 2019


Together we make all the difference

The poop to prosperity story by Chander Mahadev

The greywater treatment project in the Nilgiri district of Tamil Nadu is called Securing Water For Food (SWFF). It has treated kitchen and bathroom water waste to recycle and release it to 25,000 acres of farmland in the Badaga community-dominated area of the Nilgiris. The farm produce from this US AID-funded project has shown a 15 percent increase in yield.


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