Joe de Swardt, Head of Enterprise Programmes and Partnerships at Homeless International, made a presentation to DW’s staff in Luanda on June 7th on the CLIFF Fund’s strategy of investing in housing for the poor. You can listen to his presentation and view his presentation material on our website here.
Joe is helping in the creation of DW’s new social housing enterprise HabiTerra which is receiving financing in the form of a loan from CLIFF to pilot incremental services and housing in Huambo Province.
Joe also demonstrated how Homeless International is working in nine countries offering CLIFF financing to “third sector organisations” such as cooperatives and micro-finance organisations to provide innovative housing solutions to the poor who would normally be unable to attract the resources they need to improve their families’ living conditions. The presentation provoked a lively debate on housing finance between those who attended from DW and partner organisations.