Namibia Housing Action Group (NHAG)

The Namibia Housing Action Group (NHAG) is a non-governmental organisation (NGO) formed in 1992 to assist low-income housing groups.

In 1998, NHAG became the support NGO for the Shack Dwellers Federation of Namibia (SDFN), a network of savings groups comprising poor communities.  Informal settlements in Namibia have been organising savings groups since 1987, but it was not until 1998 that the savings groups came together as a nationwide network to form SDFN.

NHAG and SDFN have worked together over the years to help poor households improve their living conditions and gain access to basic infrastructure, including sanitation and housing.  With a membership of more than 20,000 households in about 570 savings groups, SDFN is active in all 13 regions of Namibia.