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Published in December 1997, this important document outlines years of experience in the sanitation sector for one of SDI's oldest affiliates to whom much is owed in the way of learning on how to provide affordable and accessible sanitation options to urban poor communities.


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This report serves as the close-out report for SDI’s Basket Fund-supported implementation of the SDI Strategic Plan 2013-2017. The Basket Fund represents a commitment from SDI’s partners to join a global network of slum dweller organizations in their long-term struggle to combat poverty and exclusion in cities.


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A petition requesting the government of Kenya to stop the forced evictions against the urban poor and to resettle them within the framework of the government's Agenda 4 Program.


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This booklet shares the story of Ruo Emoh (Our Home, spelt backwards) - a housing project through which 49 families have moved into homes on a well-located piece of infill land in Colorado Park in Mitchells Plain, Cape Town. Community organising and planning for Ruo Emoh started in 1997 and continued over twenty years. Administrative and political regulations and obstacles, as well as neighbouring ratepayers’ interventions, repeatedly delayed the project. Nevertheless, the community’s persistence eventually paid off. The housing project was completed and Ruo Emoh’s 49 families moved into their new homes on December 22nd, 2017.


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The community profiling process in photographs. Feb - March 2018.


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SDI is excited to announce that in 2018 we will support organized urban poor communities in Latin America looking to use community-led profiling, enumeration, and mapping to catalyze dialogue with government or other authorities to improve the lives of the poor. Small support grants for this work will be available to organization who show that organized urban poor communities are working toward outcome level changes in their settlement or city. To apply, please complete the application concept note and submit to before midnight on March 31, 2018.

SDI se complace en anunciar que durante 2018 apoyará a comunidades organizadas de pobres urbanos en América Latina para que emprendan proyectos de perfilamiento, catastro y mapeo que fortalezcan el diálogo con gobiernos y otras autoridades con el propósito de mejorar las condiciones de vida de los más pobres. Para ello KYC apoyará con una pequeña subvención financiera a organizaciones de base empeñadas en mejorar su asentamiento, barrio o ciudad. Para participar en la preselección, por favor completen el documento de concepto y envíenlo a   antes de medianoche del 31 de marzo de 2018.