FINISH Mondial Kenya is joining hands with ED partners Africa, a non-banking financial institution, to strengthen access to Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) products by offering innovative financial solutions to the Kenyan WASH sector.
Present during the signing were Valentin Post, CEO of FINISH Mondial, Pamela Bundi, FINISH Mondial Kenya Country Coordinator and Amos Mwangi, CEO of ED Partners Africa.
The partnership will result in improved child health and increased access to quality education through the implementation of activities over the next 2 years.
“We cannot address WASH at the household level and leave behind the schools. Children often spend 8 hours in school, which is a substantial amount of their time.” stated Pamela Bundi.
The partnership will use a market-based approach to implement WASH services in schools by working with innovative WASH businesses.
In a shared mission to offer quality WASH services and keep children in schools, FINISH Mondial and ED partners will focus on increasing the uptake of improved and safely managed sanitation products in schools, with targeted areas of implementation.
Schools under the FINISH Mondial /ED Partners partnership can look forward to accessing affordable loans to construct sanitation facilities for their pupils and achieve Sustainable Development Goal 6 & 4 on access to clean water and sanitation and access to quality education respectively.
About ED Partners
Established in 2018, ED Partners is a non-banking financial institution that transforms the education sector through working with affordable private school owners by providing them with affordable financial solutions.
About FINISH Mondial Kenya
Established in 2009, FINISH Mondial Kenya envisions a world in which people are financially included and have access to safe sanitation. The public-private partnership uses a multi-stakeholder approach to tackle both the supply and demand sides of the sanitation challenge and financially empower underserved communities and businesses. FINISH Mondial Kenya has so far constructed over 85,000 safely managed toilets and improved the lives of over 1 million people.
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