In 2008, we began work on a five-year project to help our partners in Kenya, Namibia and Zimbabwe to scale-up their work to address the challenges of overcrowding, forced eviction, inadequate shelter and limited or non-existent water and sanitation facilities, all of which result in poor standards of living.
Through this project, existing networks of slum dwellers’ savings groups in the three countries will be able to work on a much larger scale by strengthening their organisation and improving their engagement with local and national governments and access to affordable finance. Poor communities will be able to drive decision-making and strategies for developing their own housing and infrastructure.
The project will help to improve health levels and social wellbeing, and increase income opportunities amongst these networks of slum dwellers. People will have the confidence, capacity and opportunity to take control of the decisions that affect their lives. The project will also help to:
This project is supported by Comic Relief.