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WaterSHED hosts Global Sanitation Fund visit to Cambodia

On 02 February 2012, WaterSHED-Cambodia hosted representatives from the Swiss-based Global Sanitation Fund (GSF), the Cambodian Ministry of Rural Development and Plan International, for a field visit to one of WaterSHED’s sanitation project sites in Kampong Speu Province, Cambodia. The visitors saw how WaterSHED’s innovative Hands-Off approach is pushing up rural sanitation coverage through private sector stimulation and strong government cooperation – an innovative model already being adopted by several other sanitation programs in the region. Two of the villages visited have reached 100% sanitation access during WaterSHED’s project – showcasing that the ultimate goal shared by all participating organizations is within reach. The GSF has committed USD 5 million to the sanitation sector in Cambodia over 5 years, in addition to funding several other countries around the world.