Started in 2015, the access to finance program for small water and rural electrification enterprises (CBRS) aims to expand access to safe water and electricity in small towns and rural areas by providing adequate financing to Rural Electrification Enterprises (REEs) and Small Water Entrepreneurs (SWEs) through loans provided by a local commercial bank (the FTB). It is commissioned and funded by the French Development Agency (AFD) and the European Union (EU). This program include:
- 15 million USD credit facility for the water and electricity sectors
- 5 years program with 3 years capacity building program and the 2 remaining years in monitoring the water sector.
- An investment grant for an amount of 800,000 Euros (only for the water supply sector)