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Sharing best practices: South African study visit to Toronto and Hamilton

By: Brad Lester, Overseas Program Manager, Rooftops Canada We were sorry to see our South African study visitors return home on 25 March after an exciting and exhausting week in Toronto and Hamilton. Three of our visitors, Kelikile Kwinana, Phakamile … Continue reading

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African Microfinance Industry Excited About Housing

In mid-August, 300 participants gathered in Durban, South Africa for the 6th African Microfinance Conference.  They included a broad cross section of the African microfinance industry, investors, regional and international experts.  The industry typically focuses on loans for small and … Continue reading

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Emerging Housing Co-op Movement in Uganda

I spent several days in Kampala Uganda meeting with leaders and promoters of the housing co-op movement. The Uganda Co-operative Housing Union was recently registered and its first AGM is scheduled for September 7th, when the pioneering interim leadership committee … Continue reading

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