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Urban Poor Fund International
The Urban Poor Fund International is a subsidiary of Shack / Slum Dwellers International that provides capital to member national urban poor funds. The Fund is established on the proposition that the poor are central actors in urban development and poverty eradication and are best able to decide and co-manage their own urban improvement programs. Giving the poor direct control of capital enables them to negotiate with formal bodies such as government and banks.
Key Focus AreasView Our Focus Areas >>
- Acceptance of the new SDI Board, including Sazini Ndlovu, Megan Chapman, Joyce Lungu, Rose Molokoane, Sheela Patel,… https://t.co/asWZB2V9JO
- “Jockin showed us that even if you are not educated, you can bring change to your community.” - Rose Molokoane “Eve… https://t.co/FbQp04fwfz
- In true SDI style, the annual gathering of the Council of Federations kicks off with song. @ Woodstock, Western Cap… https://t.co/RpyGmPTOLS
- Happy New Year from SDI. - https://t.co/6tpoSGTVVz
Featured ProjectsView All Our Projects >>
Jan. 11, 2016, 11:01 a.m.
Construction of a community hall with water tanks and running water, in George Compound, Lusaka.Read more >
Oct. 13, 2015, 10:52 a.m.
Incremental housing construction in settlements across Namibia.Read more >
June 7, 2016, 11:23 a.m.
Upgrading of water and sanitation facilities in settlements in Dar es Salaam.Read more >
Oct. 3, 2017, 1:07 p.m.
Construction of ecosan toilets in houses in Lilongwe.Read more >