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

SDI Rituals: Profiling & Enumeration through the Vusi Ntsuntsha Project

05 Nov 2019

A piece written by Camila Yanzaguano, Erica Levenson, Manuela Chedjou, w ...

Malayamma Savings Mama

24 Oct 2019

Malayamma, a savings collector with the Mahila Milan poor women's netw ...

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India

New Publication: REALISING THE MULTIPLE BENEFITS OF CLIMATE RESILIENCE AND INCLUSIVE DEVELOPMENT IN INFORMAL SETTLEMENTS

23 Oct 2019

A publication by C40 Cities, ICLEI, IIED, SDI, and UN Habitat, with supp ...

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Kenya

Announcing #ChangeOurPicture Cell Phone Photography Competition

03 Oct 2019

#ChangeOurPicture This is a cellphone photography competition open to any ...

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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