Thanks to SODIS experience, we know that the common paradigm of social help is usually inappropriate. i.e., the way to provide help to fight against problems leaded by poverty and to raise human development level is generally understood as a synonym for non-repayable grant. i.e., aid at no cost to the recipient and at no economic return for investors, since the expected return is only a social return (as an improvement in health, education, etc.).
The consequence is the aid fund disappearance, its limited scope and lead to passivity and assistance.
Contribute to the access to safe water and health improvement, providing families the opportunity to address their needs through their own investment, considering solutions aligned with climate change strategies.
- Provide an opportunity for people to solve their problems on their own by investing, according to their income and also provide the opportunity to access to an improvement of their habitat and their sanitations with the use of organic alternatives on their demand.
- Offering advices and training in hygiene, safe water, sanitation and the possibility of discovering that you can perform communal services that can have beneficial effects for everyone.
- Reducing risks of diseases caused by water pollution.
- Achieve a more rational use of water by proper maintenance, technology and behavior.
It is expected to develop a "good housing and sanitation water management through micro-finance resources" model.
The model’s objectives until 2011 are:
- Accommodation and return of $ 200,000 by micro-credit.
- 200 beneficiary families and trained in the districts mentioned.
- The beneficiary families consume safe water, practice good hygiene and sanitation at home.
- A microfinance product tested and strengthened by the experience.