Women Transforming the Slums of their Cities

Hard Data & Rich Stories: Community Driven Data on Slums

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Quick Facts

26,4% of the settlements surveyed have no clinic or hospital.

The issue most often listed as a top priority in the settlements surveyed is water & sanitation.

Latest Stories

Citywide Profiling, Mapping, & Enumeration in Monrovia, Liberia

14 Feb 2019

The Liberia slum dwellers federation (FOLUPS) and support NGO (YMCA) hav ...

2019 Community-Led Habitat Award for Africa: Call for Submissions

04 Feb 2019

We invite you to learn more about the 2019 Community-Led Habitat Award f ...

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Muungano’s history, told by those who were there

30 Jan 2019

**Originally posted on the Muungano wa Wanavijiji blog** -— — ...

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Re-blocking & Resilience in Canumay East, Manila

05 Dec 2018

This case study was prepared by the Homeless People's Federation of the Phi ...

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"SDI empowers women to speak about their needs."

- Khadija Kingi, Homeless, People's Federation of Tanzania

"SDI – a group of countries working together. If we were just one country, we would not achieve that."

- Sazini Sdlovu, Zimbabwe Homeless People’s Federation

"Data collection assists in ensuring that the data will reflect the situation on the ground and will also assist government and community members in planning for better services and upgrading."

- Mama Edith Mbanga, Shack Dwellers Federation of Namibia

"We have decision making powers now. This is true in Uganda and also across the network."

- Hassan Kiberu, National Slum Dwellers Federation of Uganda

"Before I joined the federation, I was just a normal woman sitting around. Now men ask me for help!"

- Victoria Kossam, Homeless People’s Federation of Malawi

"I am poor, but rich in mind."

- Alexander Mbarimuuo, Shack Dwellers Federation of Namibia

"Joining the federation was like starting life."

- Patrick Matsemela, Federation of the Urban and Rural Poor, South Africa