Liberia - Fostering Innovative Sanitation and Hygiene In Monrovia

Project Summary

Approval Date 11 Jan 2013
Signature Date 20 Mar 2013
Planned Completion Date 20 Jun 2017
Last Disbursement Planned Date 20 Jun 2017
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Water Supply & Sanitation
DAC Sector Code 14022
Environmental Category 2
Commitment U.A 954,699.51
Status Completion

Project General Description

The Fostering Innovative Sanitation and Hygiene Project is a response to the urgent need to increase access to safe sanitation for the poor urban dwellers in Monrovia and other cities in Liberia. The proposed intervention demonstrates a community driven innovative approach to deliver affordable and sustainable services along the sanitation value chain from collection through treatment and reuse, with derived economic benefits. It will be implemented for a total duration of 30 months in four components. The first is construction and rehabilitation of sanitation infrastructure consists of activities to increase access to improved public toilets for residents in four slum communities. The second, focused on Faecal Sludge (FS) collection and treatment, provides a cesspool emptying truck and two vacu tugs to increase capacity for FS collection, and a treatment facility to optimize treatment of collected FS within Monrovia. The third provides a processing facility for FS fertilizer reduction; a marketing and sales strategy, establishment of demonstration farms and FS user association, and outsourcing of marketing and sales to a private company, among others for effective reuse. The fourth component is Project management activities.

Project Objectives

The overall objective of the project is to increase access to sustainable and affordable sanitation services with improved hygiene and livelihood for Monrovia’s urban poor. The specific objectives include (a) increase access to safe, sustainable and affordable sanitation services; (b) reduce the vulnerability of the urban poor populace to Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) related diseases caused by water contamination; and (c) implement an effective, efficient and sustainable Faecal Sludge (FS) management system with production of affordable FS fertilizer to increase food security that is scalable.


The project direct beneficiaries are the initial 49,200 and subsequently the 290,000 poor urban dwellers in informal settlements in Monrovia. The indirect beneficiaries include the Liberia Water and Sewer Corporation (LWSC), Private Sector Operator, local NGOs and Sector Ministries. About 15 businesses and 55 new jobs will be created for the urban poor.

Participating Organization

AfricaWater Facility Fund
Monrovia City Corporation (MCC)


IATI identifier 46002-P-LR-EB0-002
Other IATI identifier CA-3-A034853001
Last Update 17 Sep 2021


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Geographic Location

Country Liberia