The Infrastructure Development Fund provides loans to finance service connection costs for poor settlements in peri-urban and rural areas. Currently operational in ten towns with 35 projects underway and 1,786 households benefiting to date. Water and electricity supply companies are paid from a revolving fund to install supplies. Loans are provided to households to enable them to pay for individual connections. The Revolving Fund was established using government money in 1989. The project promotes partnership and collaboration within individual communities since the local community is responsible for planning and organising the financing of the programmes.
National government, local community, local government