In June 2020, Aqua for All, with the support of The Waterloo Foundation, established the Response Facility for Water and Sanitation Services: an urgently needed fund to support water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) enterprises amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. An unprecedented crisis demanded out-of-the-box solutions. Thanks to the support of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs (DGIS/IGG), we were able to adapt our processes and allocate flexible funding to address the most urgent needs of WASH service providers who were identified and referred to the Facility through our 15 regional endorsers. In order for market-based enterprises to sustain progress towards SDG 6, Aqua for All felt it was imperative to provide timely, targeted support and ensure that access to WASH services continued throughout the pandemic.
Two years on, we are looking at the results and lessons learned in this short report. Click here to view the pdf.