Highlights from the Nigeria Federation: A yea ...

02 Oct 2018

Port Harcourt Federation volunteers launch a new savings group in Diobu waterfront Despite being one...

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Nigeria

Krishnappa: The black Raaj Kumar has come for ...

14 Sep 2018

"You must hear this man's story. He is very good at stopping the land grabbers"...

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India

A People’s Housing Fund for Bolivia’s Poo ...

13 Aug 2018

Organize As of 2017, the Tejiendo Ciudades federation has organized 32 groups in 3 cities...

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Bolivia

Building Savings & Social Capital in Malawi ...

13 Jun 2018

Organize As of 2017, the Malawi Homeless People’s Federation has organized 505 groups in 28...

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Malawi

Movement of the Mamas ...

30 Jun 2017

This text comprises excerpts from the South Africa affiliate’s reporting. “Saving is our heartbeat”, any...

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South Africa

Community Savings: a basic building block in the work of urban poor federations

21 Oct 2014

This paper describes the community savings groups that are the foundation of many federations of slum/shack dwellers/homeless people in Africa, Asia and Latin America. It reports on discussions with federation...

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Zimbabwe

City Finance That Works For and With The Poor

20 Jan 2014

By Mara Forbes, Ariana MacPherson, and Noah Schermbrucker, SDI Secretariat Flows of finance and the systems that perpetuate resource distribution are inherently weighted against inclusion of the poor. The inequality...

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Community Savings for Urban Change: Building a Women's Leadership for Slum U ...

19 Sep 2013

Savings groups form the basis of collective action in urban poor communities. The establishment of community savings is a core ritual of the urban poor federation building process, and the...

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10 Years of Okwegatta: A Milestone in Uganda

14 Jan 2013

By Skye Dobson, SDI Secretariat (Uganda) On 12/12/12 the National Slum Dwellers Federation of Uganda (NSDFU) celebrated its 10th Anniversary. From a few savings groups in Kisenyi, the federation has...

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Uganda

On the Pavements of Mumbai: Finding Hope & Making Change

26 Nov 2012

Pavement dwellings & daily life in Byculla. By SDI & SPARC  In the past month a major event has come to pass for the women who began this worldwide movement...

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India

Leadership in Philippines' Urban Areas

23 Nov 2012

By Celine d'Cruz, SDI  Celine d’Cruz describes how strong leadership from the Philippines Homeless People’s Federation is helping the urban poor cope with climatic disasters Main points The author describes...

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Philippines