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ShelterTech Accelerator Program Comes to Kenya

The ShelterTech Accelerator Kenya brings together entrepreneurs, government, corporations and development partners in mapping out and showcasing innovation in improving access to shelter

Habitat for Humanity’s (www.Habitat.org/emea) Terwilliger Center for Innovation in Shelter launches its first ShelterTech Accelerator Kenya program. It aims to facilitate housing markets better meet the needs of the low-income households and seeks to identify, nurture and accelerate Kenyan start-ups and growth-stage companies that are bringing shelter products and services to…

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Habitat for Humanity finds Housing Microfinance helps improve living conditions in Kenya

A new report reveals significant increases in the quality of life among clients who obtain microfinance loans for housing improvements

A new report from Habitat for Humanity’s (www.Habitat.org) Terwilliger Center for Innovation in Shelter shows that low-income people in Kenya who obtain innovative microfinance loans to improve their housing also experience a significant increase in their quality of life. The report is an impact evaluation study of the Building Assets,…

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Building the Business Case for Housing Microfinance in Sub-Saharan Africa

Six-year study with 47,000 households demonstrates how housing microfinance can be win-win for poor people and financial institutions

A new study from Habitat for Humanity (www.Habitat.org) says that housing microfinance can and should become a mainstream offering for financial institutions in Sub-Saharan Africa as they respond to growing housing needs in the region, particularly from poor people. The business case study, released today, is entitled “Building the Business…