Malawi

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ELEMENTS OF CONTEXT

HISTORY

DEMOGRAPHY

SOCIO-ECONOMICAL CONTEXT

HABITAT

HISTORY OF CITIES – HERITAGE

Ninety percent of its population lives in rural areas and 75 percent live on less than US$2 a day. The economy is predominately agricultural and is dependent on substantial international assistance.

Because of the widespread poverty, four out of five families live in substandard homes, with little hope of ever being able to afford a decent house. A typical village hut is built of mud and daub with a dirt floor and thatched roof and requires frequent repair. The conditions put families at high risk of all kinds of diseases, with leaky roofs making the house damp and mud floors attracting insects.

Source : Habitat for Humanity

URBAN HOUSING

RURAL HOUSING

RIGHT TO HOUSING

FORCED EVICTION

LAND RIGHTS

LAND GRABBING

VULNERABLE GROUPS

SOME INTERESTING PRACTICES

Social and economic aspects

HOUSING MARKET

QUALITY OF HOUSING

INFORMAL HOUSING / SLUM / HOMELESS

ROLE OF PUBLIC AUTHORITIES

Cultural aspects – Religious – Symbolic

Environmental aspects

Bibliography & Sitography

MAJOR PROBLEMS BY CIVIL SOCIETY

CLAIMS MAJOR CIVIL SOCIETY

CIVIL SOCIETY ACTORS

  • HOMELESS PEOPLE’S FEDERATION OF MALAWI = founded in 2003, the Federation has seen exponential growth in savings and credit practices, leading to the initiation of people-driven housing processes in Blantry, Mzuzu and Lilongwe. The Fedaration upholds the following principles : community-based daily savings and weekly empower poor communities skills and knowledge that can help them advance both socially and economically – women are central to development – community-to-community exchanges are powerful tools that enable communities to share experiences and new ideas – community participation is critical to ensure ownership of initiatives and sustainability. Site Internet
  • CENTER FOR COMMUNITY ORGANISATION AND DEVELOPMENT = a non profit organization founded in 2003 that believes purposeful action is needed to promote the inclusion of the poor in development. Among other things, CCODE aims at providing low cost homes and reliable water sanitation to the poor in rural and urban areas, in a bid to improve their social welfare. Site Internet CCODE
  • HABITAT FOR HUMANITY IN MALAWI = HFH Malawi launched the Building in Stages program. This incremental building program allows low-income families to improve their living conditions gradually over time, based on their resources. A project starts with a one-room house that costs less than half of a full-size Habitat house. The house can be fully paid off in about 3 to 5 years. After the first stage is paid off, families can add another room. When the extension is paid-off, the family can extend again until they finally complete a house. Home Improvement Loans assist families in improving their living conditions and health in a way that they can afford and which is not a burden to them. WebsiteContact them.

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