April 2013 – The city of Sokodé received a € 1.1 million grant to promote access to latrines to all households of Sokodé, as well as for the sustainable management of fecal sludge. The grant will be used to increase the city’s capacity to manage the project’s various components including innovative technologies for storage, collection and transportation, treatment and recycling of sludge. Community micro-enterprises will be sought for the provision of services in the various links of the value chain. Micro-financing mechanisms will be put in place and managed by women, members of community organizations.
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