SABA PLUS Project
Photo: McKay Savage
As other countries, Peru is facing an important gap in access to water between urban (89%) and rural (40%) areas. Women are particularly affected. The new Peruvian administration has set “access to qua- lity water and sanitation” as a symbol of its new po- licies of social inclusion. Seeing that SDC experience in Peru (SABA model) has brought high quality out- comes and impact since 1997, the Ministry in charge of water and sanitation asked SDC to support their new National Rural Sanitation Programme through a four-year knowledge transfer and capacity building agreement.
The Integral Basic Sanitation Model - SABA is a successful experience of coordination between pu- blic and private actors for the sustainable manage- ment of water and sanitation services in the rural highland areas of Peru.
The added value of the model lies in the sustaina- bility of water and sanitation interventions, suppor- ted by the international cooperation embedded in government structures to promote changes in insti- tutional and organizational management.