Photo: beneficiary of housing microfinance studying her book with payments

housing microfinance in Africa

Housing microfinance alows low-income families to make gradual home improvements and start a better life. That is why we are partnering with financial institutions to develop accessible housing microfinance products for them. 

If you would like to know how housing microfinance can transform Sub-Saharan Africa and improve lives of low-income families in Kenya and Uganda, join our webinar: Housing Microfinance: Showing Impact in Sub-Saharan Africa.



on MAY 16, 2019
at 8:30-10:00 AM EST | 15:30-17:00 EAT


Main Themes

•    key lessons learned in designing and implementing housing microfinance products and services for low-income households in Uganda and Kenya,
•    how these products have added real value to financial institutions, and
•    the positive impact these products are having on the lives of borrowers.


Facilitator: Kevin Chetty, Director – Europe, Middle East and Africa, Terwilliger Center for Innovation in Shelter, Habitat for Humanity

•    Robert Canwat Opobo, Chief Manager Micro Credit, Centenary Bank
•    Patrick Kelley, Vice President, Terwilliger Center for Innovation in Shelter, Habitat for Humanity
•    Ruth Odera, Acting National Director, Habitat for Humanity Kenya
•    Kecia Rust, Executive Director, Centre for Affordable Housing Finance in Africa (CAHF)
•    Michael Williams, Program Manager, Mastercard Foundation

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About the project

Building Assets, Unlocking Access” was a recent six-year project providing technical assistance to leading financial institutions in Uganda and Kenya to develop housing microfinance product and services. It was conducted in partnership between the Mastercard Foundation and Habitat for Humanity’s Terwilliger Center for Innovation in Shelter.

Beneficiary of the housing microfinance project. So far she has taken three small loans for gradual housing improvements. Her loan of US$ 650 has a one year repayment period.