Fostering Innovative Sanitation and Hygiene in Monrovia


  • Reference: P-LR-EB0-002
  • Approval date: 11/01/2013
  • Start date: 09/04/2013
  • Appraisal Date: 01/08/2012
  • Status: OngoingOnGo
  • Implementing Agency: MONROVIA CITY CORPORATION
  • Location: MONROVIA


The project comprises four components: Component 1, the construction and rehabilitation of sanitation infrastructure consists of activities to increase access to improved public toilets for residents in four slum communities; and includes awareness campaigns, baseline studies and technical assessments, design and construction of four new, and rehabilitation of eight existing public toilet facilities; design, construction and community management of 22 shared domestic septic tanks for residents in four low income estate housing communities. The selection and training of (a) Community Based Enterprises (CBEs) to manage operation of the public toilets; (b) community management teams (CMTs) to monitor performance of the CBEs, and (c) local artisans to properly construct the shared septic tanks contribute to enhance local capacity. Component 2 concerns Fecal Sludge (FS) collection and treatment includes providing 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. Adoption of a PPP model for O & M, along with staff training shall contribute towards sustainable delivery of services. Component 3 deals with Reuse; providing a processing facility for FS fertilizer production, 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. Component 4 covers the Project management and knowledge management activities. The project direct beneficiaries are the initial 540,000, and subsequently the 290,000 poor urban dwellers in informal settlements in Monrovia. The indirect beneficiaries include the LWSC, Private Sector Operators, CBOs, local NGOs, NHA and Sector Ministries. About 15 businesses and 55 new jobs will be created for the urban poor.


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 WASH related diseases caused by water contamination; (c) implement an effective, efficient and sustainable FS management system with production of affordable FS fertilizer to increase food security that is scalable.

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Finance source Amount
AWFEUR 978,011
GovernmentEUR 126,326
Co-financierEUR 26,895
DeltaEUR 1
TotalEUR 1,131,234