Publication of new learning brief on water ATMs
Contactless payment technology that conveniently allows customers to pay for low cost goods is becoming increasingly familiar to shoppers in affluent countries, particularly in Europe. Under the SWIFT programme, Oxfam has introduced similar technology to very low-income communities in Turkana and Wajir Counties in northern Kenya.
As the programme is coming to an end, James Origa, WASH and Public policy specialist and WASH strategist for Oxfam in Kenya, reflects on the lessons learned and the impact the ATM’s have had in those areas.
In this document James Origa goes over:
- The challenge for rural water revenue collection, management and transparency
- The need for a different approach
- How water ATMs can improve eficiency, transparency and accountability
- How the “Water ATMs” actually work
- The difference they make in people’s lives
- Oxfam’s ambitions with the water ATMs