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

Solar for the Slums of Jinja

15 May 2018

Organize As of 2017, the National Slum Dwellers Federation of Uganda (NSD ...

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Remembering Daniel Aya | #OtodoGbame #SaveOurWaterfronts

15 May 2018

By Megan S. Chapman, Co-Founder and Co-Director, Justice & Empowerm ...

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The SDI Stockholm Sessions

14 May 2018

Next week, SDI will travel to Stockholm, Sweden for a week of seminars, ...

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Legends of Lagos: KYC.TV Youth Produce Web Documentaries as Research for Feature Film

11 May 2018

By James Tayler, SDI Legends of Lagos is an online documentary serie ...

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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