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Kenya

A priority country, Reall has been operating in Kenya since 1991 and pursuing a more commercial strategy since 2005.

Kenya has a housing deficit of over 2m homes, which increases by around 200,000 per annum. There are 50,000 new houses being constructed annually, but this fails to have a significant impact on demand. An estimated 61% of Kenya’s 50m residents live in slums, and over 90% of Kenya’s urban households are rental properties. Credit is mostly unavailable to the vast majority due to informal sources of income. However, in 2017 the Kenyan president announced affordable housing as one of their “Big Four” agendas, and committed to constructing 500,000 homes by 2022.

The majority of Reall’s work in Kenya has taken place in partnership with the National Cooperative Housing Union (NACHU). Through this partnership, NACHU have constructed over 1,500 homes. NACHU has also successfully engaged with the national and regional governments, helping to shape the current housing policy to consider people on low incomes, and have been an active member in government task forces on land, housing and the built environment.

An exciting pipeline of new partnerships and collaborations is being developed, focused on commercial low-income housing developers, and negotiations with government-backed mortgage providers and commercial banks on end-user finance.

People Housed 7,093
Jobs Created 9,695
People with Improved Water 7,093
People with Improved Sanitation 7,093
Women and Children Housed 6,114
Number of Projects 28
Avg. Basic Home Completion Cost (Last 5 Years) $ 12,017
Total Invested $ 14,774,326

Delivery of Homes

Houses

Basic Homes
2195
Total Expected
1819
Complete
376
In Progress
cross subsidy homes
140
Total Expected
120
Complete
20
In Progress

Client Data

Household Demographic Data
Household Size
4.58
Proportion Female
61.0
Proportion Children
50.0
Proportion Elderly
5.0

Kenya Project Finances

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Investments — Reall to Affordable Housing Partners

Total Project Investments
KES 1,597,725,002
$ 14,774,326
Loans
KES 1,349,961,817
$ 12,483,235
Grants
KES 247,763,185
$ 2,291,091

Of KES 1,597,725,002 total investments, KES 316,596,048 was recycled funds from previous project payments

Of $14,774,326 total investments, $2,927,596 was recycled funds from previous project payments

Based on exchange rate on 31-Dec-20

Funds Lent by Partners to Households
Funds Lent by Partners to Households
KES 929,959,316
$ 8,599,429
Funds Repaid by Households to Partner (to date)
Funds Repaid by Households to Partner (to date)
KES 423,244,738
$ 3,913,787

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Data last updated on 10/03/2021