Housing Finance Forum in Uganda

Start date:     10-07-2018

End Date:     12-07-2018

Venue:     Speke Resort Hotel Munyonyo - Kampala


Habitat’s Terwilliger Center for Innovation in Shelter in partnership with the Mastercard Foundation is organizing a Housing Finance Forum titled Expanding Access to Housing to Affordable and Adequate Housing in Sub-Saharan Africa on July 10-12, 2018 in Kampala, Uganda.

At the Forum, participants will be able to learn about macroeconomic environment, regulations and policies that drive the expansion of housing microfinance in Sub-Saharan Africa, get insights from microfinance institutions and financial service providers on institutional opportunities and challenges to expand housing microfinance and learn about potential market niches for housing microfinance in the region.

Habitat for Humanity will also present findings from the “Building Assets, Unlocking Access” project, implemented in partnership with the Mastercard Foundation, which provided technical assistance to financial institutions in Kenya and Uganda to develop housing microfinance products. At the start of 2018, the products have reached over 47,000 households and mobilized over US$43 million in capital to benefit over 237,000 individuals.

In Uganda, Habitat for Humanity partnered with three financial institutions: Pride Microfinance, Opportunity Bank and Centenary Bank.