The impact of community savings groups on sustainability

Did you know that almost 40% of wells in Africa are not functional at any given time? Universal access to clean water requires a sustainable approach. This year, The Water Trust is testing three different approaches to empowering communities to independently maintain their wells.

Watch a brief video to above learn more about the most promising of the pilot approaches, which involves creating Village Savings and Loan Associations (VSLAs) to provide a safe way for community members to save for future repairs, while also creating an access to affordable credit to finance business investment, pay for school fees, and other household needs.