Update on Identification of the potential opportunities, barriers and threats within the sector in taking up sanitation as a business – Rural Sanitation in Nkhata Bay District, Malawi.

Rural sanitation within the District is being addressed by local government, NGOs, a Local Environmental club (Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi [WESM]), grass roots women’s groups (Malawi Homeless People’s Federation [MHPF]) and entrepreneurs. As an integral part of the data collection process for our study we spoke with each of these providers. Our findings show that although quite a number of potential opportunities exist for private sector participation within the sanitation sector, there are numerous barriers and threats in taking up sanitation as a business in the district. Here, we report on the findings emerging from conversations with the MHPF. readmore

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