Royal Resettlement

  • Status: Complete
  • People Housed: 250
  • Country: Kenya
  • City: Nairobi
  • Partner: NACHU
  • Year Approved: 2012
Total Invested
KES 27,740,000
Average Sales Price
KES 529,361
Total Invested
Average Sales Price
Delivery of Homes
Total Expected
Cross Subsidy
Project Overview

Situated on the edge of Nairobi, this project serves people from three housing cooperatives who earn their income at a local market where they operate small businesses ranging from groceries, food kiosks and second hand clothes. Units consist of stand-alone homes, equipped with water, sanitation and energy with the opportunity to extend in the future. Prior to moving to their new homes, clients were living in slums and were vulnerable to the threat of eviction and the negative consequences of living in substandard housing.

The project site is located across the road from Ngumbo Mbega, a previous Reall-funded housing development. Since completion, Royal Phase 2 and Gitongu Starehe were also developed, with Royal Phase 2 on the same site and Gitongu Starehe adjacent to it. This process of developing multiple projects in the same locations allows neighbourhoods to grow and communities and services to flourish.

To finance the sale of the homes, NACHU lent the capital to the housing cooperative itself as members were not able to access housing finance from traditional banking institutions. All members of the cooperative have a proven track record of saving and reimbursing money with NACHU and were assessed on their capacity to repay loans.

Homes Completed
50 Homes Sold
Homes Occupied
Connected to Electricity
Connected to Water and Sanitation
Nearest Employment Area
Nearest Health Centre
Nearest Primary School
Nearest Bus Stop
Nearest Market
Nearest Secondary School

Client Data

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Client Monthly Household Incomes

Clients estimated to sit between 31st and 40th percentiles of incomes in Nairobi

36,500 KES
338 USD
40th percentile at year of occupancy KES 41,669
40th percentile at year of occupancy $385
Household Demographic Data
Household Size
Proportion Female
Proportion Children
Proportion Elderly
Housing Information
Description Type Number Expected Number Completed Unit Size (m2) Sales Price
(Local Currency)
Monthly Cost
(Local Currency)
Loan Length (months)
1 room & wetcore, 16m2, 137m2 plot Basic 49 49 16 529361 10562 60
6 rooms & 2 wetcore, 60 m2, 137m2 plot (Demonstration house) Cross Sub 1 1 60 - 41869 60
Finance Description Finance Source Deposit Interest Rate (%)
1 room & wetcore, 16m2, 137m2 plot NACHU 105,872 14.0
6 rooms & 2 wetcore, 60 m2, 137m2 plot (Demonstration house) NACHU 429,878 14.0

Project Finances

Displayed In

Investments — Reall to Affordable Housing Partners

Total Project Investments
KES 27,740,000
$ 256,515
KES 27,740,000
$ 256,515

Based on exchange rate on 31/12/2020

Funds Lent by Partners to Households
Funds Lent by Partners to Households
KES 22,021,588
$ 203,636
Funds Repaid by Households to Partner (to date)
Funds Repaid by Households to Partner (to date)
KES 15,481,921
$ 143,163

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Data last updated on 10/03/2021