February 24, 2014 Michael Kihato
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Group lending works with HMF

Housing microfinance (HMF) has its origins in microfinance lending. One important aspect of microfinance lending that HMF utilises is group lending. A group of individuals, often with social ties,...

February 21, 2014 Michael Kihato
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Housing microfinance, the other financial inclusion

As proponents of affordable housing finance and housing microfinance (HMF), we often feel that it does not get sufficient attention in financial inclusion discourse. This feeling was rekindled when I...

February 3, 2014 Olga Koma
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The ANC Election Manifesto 2014

South Africa’s African National Congress (ANC) launched their 2014 election manifesto this month.  The promises the ruling party is making for the next five years of government are based on a...

January 30, 2014 Tony Olowoyeye
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Beyond Bricks and Mortar: Africa’s Housing Challenge

Understanding the dynamics of housing needs and demands is a major challenge Africa has to overcome in order to meet the continent’s housing supply shortfalls and, alleviate social and economic...

December 10, 2013 Olga Koma
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Zambia: Implications of the 2014 budget announcements in terms of housing

The Minister of Finance in Zambia recently delivered his national assembly Budget Speech for the 2014 financial year. With a robust economy measured at 7.3% in 2012 and projected to increase to 7.8%...

December 6, 2013 Olga Koma
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Housing Loan Scheme in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe’s financial sector has remained resilient besides slowing GDP growth in recent years. Notwithstanding the country’s highly developed financial sector (16 commercial banks, 3 building...