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They mobilize themselves as a community and then called for a meeting. so from there , they were…
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When we came from the farms - where there were work problems - we decided as a community…
The first people came here because the settlements / village where they use to live got flooded
No place to stay that is why we decided to locate new plots for us.
The settlement was established by the municipality
Municipality brought them here, they came from different locations: hakahana, single quarters and green well
It is near by their homestead, for business and accommodation.
There was a lot of bushes in the settlement, hence Bosduin (bushy dune in Afrikaans).
When we came to stay here in the shacks (1970) there was a bible school and a church.
It was the village of Mr Butungu Peter. When the forestry workers came the village became a compound…
Firstly only basters settled here ,reasons why the gave the settlement under their surname
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The Shack Dwellers Federation of Namibia (SDFN) is a network of urban and rural saving groups throughout the country. Community savings have been used to secure land, and to leverage additional government contributions, enabling the groups to build around 4,000 houses. A local NGO, Namibia Housing Action Group (NHAG), supports the Federation.
Active Cities: 20
Active Settlements: 31
Savings Groups: 956
Federation Members: 29718
Youth Federation Members: 200
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