Habitat for Humanity

ELAN DRC wished to better understand the inclusive housing finance market in DRC as a first step toward implementing a housing microfinance technical assistance project with at least one financial institution in DRC. Habitat for Humanity was recruited to perform this work via the Terwilliger Center for Innovation in Shelter (TCIS) and the Affordable Housing Institute (AHI). TCIS held a forum and shared information about housing microfinance, performed the evaluation of the readiness of 2 institutions to develop a housing microfinance loan product prototype.

Objectives of ELAN’s Partnership

The objective was to determine the strategic, management, sales, financial readiness of each institution to develop and pilot a Housing Microfinance product and sharing the best practices with all in order to disseminate the knowledge to all stakeholders. AHI conducted the value chain analysis on behalf of TCIS.