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

Improving Public Sanitation in Masala Market, Ndola

20 Jun 2018

Organize As of 2017, the Zambia Homeless and Poor People’s Federation ( ...

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Building Savings & Social Capital in Malawi

13 Jun 2018

Organize As of 2017, the Malawi Homeless People’s Federation has organi ...

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What's Cooking in Urban Africa? A Michelin Star Chef Travels Africa's Slums on a Quest for Cooking Wisdom

11 Jun 2018

Toxic smoke of household cooking with charcoal or paraffin kills 4 ...

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Revolutionary Planning: The Mukuru Special Planning Area, Nairobi

06 Jun 2018

Organize As of 2017, the Kenya slum dwellers federation - Muungano wa Wan ...

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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