The Governments of Ghana and The Netherlands developed the Ghana Netherlands WASH Programme (GNWP) in 2012, to stimulate private sector involvement and financing at both micro and macro levels to ensure sustainability for WASH investments and services.
However, a gap was observed in the integration of the private sectors since most players in the WASH space operate at Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise (MSME) levels. A meso-financing structure was therefore urgently required.
In an effort to bridge the gap, Access Savings Credit Union in collaboration with its development partner is receiving funding to the tune of €4,000,000 from the Embassy of the Kingdom of Netherlands (EKN) to Ghana, under the Ghana-Netherlands WASH programme, for commercial lending to fund scalable and sustainable projects to accelerate access to WASH.
The project dubbed P2P: Catalysing WASH from Possible to Profitable is intended to scale-up access to finance and technical assistance for households and MSMEs in Ghana and is being implemented over a five (5) year term. Other benefits accompanying the project include the following:
- Technical Advisory Services
- Certified Capacity Building workshops from the Access Savings Credit Union SME Business Academy
- Expedited Credit Decision Processes
- Flexible Collateral Requirements
- Dedicated Relationship Manager
- Discounted interest rate and fees on P2P WASH credit
For further information please walk into any of our branches and speak to a Commercial Relationship Manager or contact our Call Centre on 233 504 611959 toll-free.