Flood Housing Repairs

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Focus Areas: Housing

The aim of this project, which was undertaken in 2011, is to repair houses that were damaged by a storm. Heavy rain caused flooding which left many structures unlivable. 

Location: Lilongwe, Malawi


The repair of houses in Lilongwe damaged by floods during the 2011 rainy season. 


This is a small-scale, local response to a problem arising as a result of heavy rains.


The project has had an impact on Government policy in the sense that the urban poor have an increasing position in the annual roll out of plots. 


SDI Contributions:

SDI contributed uS$3,000.00

Costs recovered from community:

The Federation was unable to implement the revolving fund process when the project started and thus labour charge for builders was not repaid.

Patrick Chikoti patrickchikoti@gmail.com (+265) 1 756 781 View Website
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Project information updated: 12 January 2016

Project in depth

Detailed Information

Flooding often brings politcal, social, eocnomic, and structural instability. This project sees the Malawi Alliance of The Federation of Rural and Urban Poor and the Centre for Community Organisation and Development (CCODE) respond to part of this instability, by allocating funds to repairs houses damaged by floods. 

Funding Information



Funding type:

Grant funding

Implementing Partners

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Centre for Community Organisation & Development (CCODE)

Homeless People's Federation of Malawi