Growing Sustainable Housing Microfinance Options in Sub-Saharan Africa: Enhancing the Relevance and Scale of Housing Finance for the Poor

Apr 30, 2008 | K. Rust | FinMark Trust

From 19-23 May 2008, in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, the FinMark Trust, Rooftops Canada and Habitat for Humanity International co-hosted a workshop on housing microfinance. Supported by a variety of organizations, the workshop hosted 121 participants from over 19 countries, 12 in Africa. Participants included investors, financiers, and donors; experienced intermediaries; retailers including HMFIs, MFIs and NGOs and government officials. This report briefly summarizes the very rich debate and presents key conclusions of the workshop.