Our Implementing partners


Ghana Homeless People's Federation

Ghana Federation of the Urban Poor (GHAFUP) is a network of community savings groups in informal settlements and poor communities in Ghana, including four of Ghana’s five largest urban areas: Accra, Kumasi, Ashaiman, and Takoradi.  The alliance was borne out of an eviction crisis that threatened over 30,000 residents of Old Fadama, the largest squatter settlement in Accra. GHAFUP is helping communities to make improvements through daily savings, local and ...

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iKhayalami

Ikhayalami is a Not For Profit Organisation whose primary aim is to develop and implement affordable technical solutions for Informal Settlement Upgrading. These are designed, where appropriate, to be imbedded into a community-driven process and scaled up with the support of the State. Ikhayalami was established in 2006 as a response to conventional approaches in dealing with informality, which are unsustainable and painstakingly slow in meeting the immediate needs of the vast majority of South Africa’s urban poor. Our work ...

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uTshani Fund

erhaps one of the most innovative and ambitious elements of Federation of the Urban Poor’s activities has been the establishment of a credit mechanism controlled by the homeless themselves.  This is called uTshani Fund (grassroots fund). uTshani Fund’s operating principles are that finance should be made available directly to Housing Savings Schemes on a collective basis, and that the groundwork of the Fund should be undertaken at community level.  Accordingly, uTshani Fund develops systems ...

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Women Development Bank

The Women's Development Bank Federation (WDBF) is a national network of over 1,000 savings and credit groups in 450 rural and urban communities, who have developed local financial systems for livelihood opportunities and emergency consumption. Since the tsunami, the WDBF has been supporting communities in Moratuwa to reconstruct houses for affected families in Usavivatta, Dandeniya watta and Aleviwatta. The WDBF has successfully negotiated for collective housing loans from financial institutions. ...

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