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Monday, 16 December 2019

Probolinggo City Government, Private Sector, and MFI Share Responsibilities to Achieve 100 Percent Sanitation Access

Probolinggo City Government, Private Sector, and MFI Share Responsibilities to Achieve 100 Percent Sanitation Access

Probolinggo city government is striving to achieve 100 percent access to sanitation for the community. In Probolinggo city, currently 3.435 of the total 74 thousand households still practice open defecation—most of whom are low income community (B40 and B10 groups).

Therefore, Probolinggo city government engages private sector and micro finance institutions (MFIs) to provide low income community with sanitation access.

Responsibilities of the city government, private sector, and MFIs in providing the sanitation access were discussed and agreed in the workshop on sanitation marketing to achieve 100 percent sanitation access that was held on December 10, 2019 in Probolinggo city. This workshop was conducted by Bappeda of Probolinggo city with supports from USAID IUWASH PLUS.

In the workshop, it is agreed that Bappeda of Probolinggo city will coordinate the implementation of sanitation programs. The city public works and spatial planning office will be responsible for the domestic wastewater regulations and operation. The city health office will conduct healthy and clean behavior promotion and share the data on potential beneficiaries.

In addition, the CSR forum (the representative from private sector) will identify and encourage the private firms to support sanitation program. CU Amanah (an MFI) also plans to develop microfinance scheme for sanitation and working capital loan for WASH entrepreneurs. USAID IUWASH PLUS will also support CU Amanah to develop the sanitation micro finance products, and the Dinas PUPR and the city communication and information office will support the promotion.

Besides sharing the roles, Probolinggo city government, private sector, and MFIs also agree that the B4 groups will be the target for the sanitation marketing and micro finance, while the B10 will be the target for the government’s grant.

As a follow up, the CSR forum will engage a WASH entrepreneur in RW 8 in Jati urban village to build healthy toilets for 30 households who are the members of Tabung Beras initiative (a saving scheme to pay for healthy toilet construction that the WASH entrepreneur initiates).

Through this collaboration, the CSR forum supports with 30 toilets, 100 pipes, and allocates Rp375,000/house to subsidize the community for the installation cost. The community will still need to spend around Rp1,225,000/house to cover the remaining construction cost. The construction process will take place from the end of December 2019 to March 2020.

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