Microfinance loans dramatically boost latrine sales in Cambodia


IDinsight conducted a randomized evaluation which showed that offering microfinance loans for sanitary latrines increased sales more than four-fold for IDinsight client iDE. Additionally, providing loans for latrines in treatment villages decreased marketing and sales cost per latrine by 70%. Increasing the number of latrines sold per village significantly spreads the fixed costs of transportation and marketing time across a larger number of sales, making MFI loans a highly cost-effective sanitation intervention in rural Cambodia.

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