Welcome to Shack Dwellers Federation of Namibia (SDFN) & Namibia Housing Action Group (NHAG)

About Us

The Shack Dwellers Federation of Namibia (SDFN), is a community-based network of housing saving schemes, aiming to improve the living conditions of urban and rural poor, while promoting women’s participation. SDFN is affiliate to Shack Dwellers International (SDI). This Federation was founded in October 1998 by 30 grassroots housing groups, which were active since the late eighties.

The Namibia Housing Action Group (NHAG) is a Non-Governmental Service Organization, aiming to support and add value to the activities and processes of the Shack Dwellers Federation Namibia. It was established in 1992 to support the savings groups of the Shack Dwellers Federation as an umbrella organization. NHAG became a separate NGO in 1999, when it was established as a Trust to support the peoples’ processes of the Shack Dwellers Federation of Namibia.

The Shack Dwellers’ Federation of Namibia’s main focus is to improve the living conditions of low-income people living in shacks, rented rooms and those without any accommodation, while promoting women’s participation. The Federation facilitates and advocates for change for those excluded from commercial housing and financial processes, using a community-driven approach.

The Namibia Housing Action Group aims to support the Shack Dwellers’ Federation of Namibia in achieving their mission. NHAG facilitates and advocates for change in the livelihood of urban and rural poor by securing affordable land and shelter and improving the living conditions of those excluded from commercial housing and financial processes, using a community-driven approach.