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  • Valerie Kent

The Korogocho Self Help Project

From the outset, the Commonwealth Housing Trust project in Korogocho, Nairobi, was conceived as a potential model for supporting people living in slums who wanted to work together to help themselves to secure decent housing which they could afford. The project has steadily progressed  and evolved over many years, with a lot of hard work by everyone involved; the families of the community group in Korogocho, known as MWAMKO;  the Commonwealth Housing Group committee (CHG) in Kenya;  the originators of the project, the Commonwealth Housing Trust (CHT) and its founder chairman, the late Clifford Dann, and of course the current board of Trustees chaired by Professor Graham Chase. Both our CHT Chairmen have been Past Presidents of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

As  a test of our community housing model, the project is increasingly meeting with success. Donations, grants and support in kind, some listed on our donations page, mean that we are now moving forward ever more rapidly.

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