In December 2020, the Centre for Affordable Housing Finance in Africa (CAHF), UrbaMondeand UrbaSEN signed a partnership agreement to undertake a scoping exercise to explore experiences of citizen financing mechanisms for affordable housing delivery.
This short study – available in French and English – documents and disseminates 10 experiences, programs and projects of affordable housing production in Africa. Using bibliographic research and in-depth interviews, this work made it possible to analyze the capacity of projects and partners to be part of the public and private funding chain, and to mobilize the so-called “citizen finance” .
This week’s focus is in Namibia with the Twahangana Fund. The Twahangana Fund is a community-run revolving fund that provides micro-loans to members of Shack Dwellers Federation savings groups in Namibia (SDFN), with the aim of acquiring land, servicing it and building it. housing. This fund is intended for the very poor inhabitants of Namibia to access financial aid that is not recognized by official banking institutions.
To find out more about the program in English or French, follow the links below.DOWNLOAD PDF IN ENGLISH DOWNLOAD PDF IN FRENCH