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!Gereres

Established: 2012

They mobilize themselves as a community and then called for a meeting. so from there , they were…

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/Gomxab !Naus

Established: 1995

When we came from the farms - where there were work problems - we decided as a community…

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17 Location

Established: 1970

The first people came here because the settlements / village where they use to live got flooded

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7 De Laan

Established: 2008

No place to stay that is why we decided to locate new plots for us.

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7 De Laan Yokohama

Established: 2004

The settlement was established by the municipality

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abraham iiyambo

Established: 2000

Municipality brought them here, they came from different locations: hakahana, single quarters and green well

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Alutunda

Established: 1980

It is near by their homestead, for business and accommodation.

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Bosduin

Established: 1975

There was a lot of bushes in the settlement, hence Bosduin (bushy dune in Afrikaans).

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camp

Established: 1981

Unknown

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Central

Established: 1975

When we came to stay here in the shacks (1970) there was a bible school and a church.

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Dairy

Established: 1976

It was the village of Mr Butungu Peter. When the forestry workers came the village became a compound…

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Denkrus

Established: 1969

Firstly only basters settled here ,reasons why the gave the settlement under their surname

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About Namibia

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.

Summary

Active Cities: 20

Active Settlements: 31

Savings Groups: 956

Federation Members: 29718

Youth Federation Members: 200

Cities

1.Karibib
2.Omaruru
3.Henties Bay
4.Usakos
5.Tsumeb
6.Omuthiya
7.Outjo
8.Okangwati
9.Helao Nafidi
10.Mariental
11.Maltahohe
12.Hoachanas
13.Schlip
14.Rundu
15.Otjinene
16.Gobabis
17.Otjiwarongo
18.Grootfontein
19.Luderitz
20.Dordabis

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Contact Person:

Hendrina Shuunyuni (NHAG)

Telephone:

(+264) 61 239398 (NHAG Office)

Email Address:

hendrina@nhag.org.na

Website:

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