Despite demonstrated success, the small/safe water enterprise (SWE) sector is drastically under-financed, limiting access to safe, affordable, and reliable water for an estimated billion+ people. New ways of financing and scaling SWEs need to be developed, deployed, or enhanced to accelerate progress in closing the global safe water gap.
To address this issue, Safe Water Network has launched the Innovative Finance for SWEs webinar series, kicking it off with the "Concessional Loans" webinar on Wednesday, December 9, 2020. It focused on below-market-rate loans with grace periods used by SWE implementers to invest in capital costs.
Please check out a recording of the event here, and check back soon for information on the next webinar in the series.