Establishment of Village Banks as a financial mechanism strategy

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One milestone of Hygiene Village Project is the creation of village banks. Most community members are poor as such they cannot afford an improved latrines. Furthermore money lending institutions such as banks and micro finance institutions are not willing to provide loans to community members for them to construct or upgrade their latrines because of their economic status. To mitigate this, Hygiene Village Project has established village banks in all target Low income areas of Blantyre and Lilongwe with focus on sanitation and hygiene improvement. The members of the village bank are able to get a sanitation related loan apart from other types of loans for their livelihood.

So far 46 village banks (34 in Blantyre and 12 in Lilongwe) have been established. These village banks have 1011 members (758 members in Blantyre and 253 members Lilongwe). Through village banks 444 basic latrines in Blantyre and 207 basic latrines in Lilongwe have been upgraded to improved latrine through screed cementing of the floor. In addition some village banks are casting slabs for their members and example is Chiuzira village bank which has casted 17 slabs with the assistance of masons.

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