Improving Access to Water & Sanitation for Urban Poor In Blantyre

Project Summary

Approval Date 28 Dec 2009
Signature Date 14 May 2010
Planned Completion Date 30 Sep 2014
Last Disbursement Planned Date 30 Mar 2015
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Water Supply & Sanitation
DAC Sector Code 14010
Commitment U.A 537,695.65
Status Completion

Project General Description

Improving Access to Water and Sanitation for the Urban Poor in the City of Blantyre aims to contribute to the improvement of the living conditions of the urban poor and the reduction of poverty through improved access to water supply and sanitation facilities within a context of integrated urban development and community empowerment. This project concerns the practical implementation of sustainable, pro-poor water and sanitation within the overall context of this joint initiative between City Authorities and Civil Society for improving the living conditions of the urban poor in Blantyre.The total cost of the project is estimated at € 814 897 and it has three Components: 1) Water and Sanitation Development; 2) Community Development and M&E; 3)Project Management.

Project Objectives

The objectives of the project are: 1) to improve the living conditions of a population of urban poor from the slums surrounding the City of Blantyre, Malawi, by facilitating access to water supply and sanitation in the form of a special revolving loan fund for water and sanitation investments for the urban poor; and 2) to demonstrate and stimulate interest in the combination of water, sanitation and housing as an integrated approach to urban development in a context of rapid urbanization and the problems associated with urban slums.


The direct beneficiaries of the project include, initially, 9000 people, members of 1500 urban poor households from slum settlements around the City of Blantyre.

Participating Organization

AfricaWater Facility Fund
Centre for Community Organisation and Development (CCODE)


IATI identifier 46002-P-MW-EAZ-002
Last Update 23 Feb 2021


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Geographic Location

Country Malawi