As part of the program, over 2,000 entrepreneurs have received training on issues relating to sanitation entrepreneurship. Through a partnership with BRAC’s microcredit program, these entrepreneurs have the opportunities to access two interest-free loans of 10,000 Bangladeshi taka (about $130) to help kickstart their sanitation businesses.
Sanitation entrepreneurs with whom BRAC partners in Bangladesh are upgrading their inventories this year with sanitary latrine pans donated through American Standard’s Flush for Good campaign. Designed in Bangladesh, for the Bangladeshi slum and rural village market, these pans are a low-tech solution to reduce disease transmission by keeping flying insects out of otherwise open latrine pits. Learn more at FlushforGood.com.