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

Impact of Covid-19 on Nigeria's Informal Settlements

01 Jul 2020

An update from the Nigeria SDI Alliance, comprised of Justice & Empow ...

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Ghana SDI Alliance Community Response to Covid-19

24 Jun 2020

An update from the Ghana SDI Alliance, comprised of Ghana Federation of ...

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Mitigating the Impact of Covid-19 on Informal Settlements: An update from the Uganda SDI Alliance

19 Jun 2020

The following is an account from the National Slum Dweller Federation o ...

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Community Based Organisations are Key to Covid-19 Response

17 Jun 2020

In this article, which originally appeared on the Sanitation & Wate ...

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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