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 on the Inhamizua in Mozambique. With an innovative partnership between the social enterprise Casa Real, acting as a real estate developer, and a commercial bank (Absa) for the development of financial products such as mortgages, suitable for low and middle income households, the collaboration with the local authorities facilitating the land and the investment from Reall into Casa Real in order to have the necessary capital, would have allowed the construction of 10 houses in Béira in Mozambique.
To find out more about the program in English or French, follow the links below.DOWNLOAD PDF IN ENGLISH DOWNLOAD PDF IN FRENCH