WaterSHED Presents at Peace Corps-Cambodia In-Service Training
On 24 February 2012, WaterSHED-Cambodia co-presented background and results from the highly successful WaterSHED–Peace Corps sanitation marketing collaboration in Siem Reap Province. The presentation was part of the Peace Corps In-Service Training in Phnom Penh, bringing together current Peace Corps Volunteers throughout Cambodia to explore community issues, projects, experiences and methods. The 6-month WaterSHED–Peace Corps collaboration (August 2011–January 2012) was supported through a USAID Special Project Assistance Grant and was based on WaterSHED’s innovative “Hands-Off” sanitation marketing model. With technical assistance from WaterSHED, a Peace Corps Volunteer facilitated the development of a sanitation supply chain in Kralanh District, that sold over 400 toilets. The project triggered a self-sustaining network of local suppliers, sales agents, and officials that has continued with great success beyond the end of USAID funding.