This partnership brings together Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI) with Nepali microfinance institutions (MFIs) and the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) to develop housing microfinance (HMF) products. The pro-poor, climate and disaster-aware housing improvements are designed specifically for low-income women living in remote areas. Habitat for Humanity’s Housing Support Services (HSS) technology platform will be rolled-out through the MFIs to empower borrowers, particularly women, to plan, budget and implement these housing projects.
This partnership aims to demonstrate the business case to MFIs for creating HMF products specifically for low-income women living in remote areas. For low-income families access to housing finance enables housing developments to improve health and disaster resilience.