Tansen Housing 1

  • Status: Complete
  • People Housed: 430
  • Country: Nepal
  • City: Tansen
  • Partner: Lumanti
  • Year Approved: 2012
Total Invested
NPR 16,000,000
Total Invested
$138,146
Delivery of Homes
Total Expected
Completed
Self Build
88
88
Improvement Loan
12
12
Project Overview

This project served six communities in Tansen municipality, in the hill area of Western Nepal. All families approved for the loans had private land ownership certificates and the project was set up to give those households access to housing finance, to construct safe, permanent housing or to upgrade their existing homes. Lumanti provided an 80% guarantee to Laxmi Bank for loans to project clients. In this way, Lumanti have been able to leverage private finance for clients living on low incomes, and encourage banks to lend to income groups that they previously considered too risky.

As the first programme of its kind in this region of Nepal, Tansen Housing 1 proved to be a successful precedent-setting project. Participation within the community was very high which raised the credit worthiness of low-income groups, encouraging further banks to invest in the affordable housing market.

The built houses were single storey detached buildings that could be incrementally extended in the future. They were constructed with an emphasis on disaster risk reduction, which was achieved through infrastructure designs and appropriate settlement planning. Training in technical, financial and management skills was provided by Lumanti, and a team of community architects assisted the clients in designing their housing according to their needs.

100
Homes Completed
100
Homes Occupied
100
Connected to Electricity
100
Connected to Water and Sanitation

Client Data

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Client Monthly Household Incomes

Clients estimated to sit between 41st and 50th percentiles of incomes in Tansen

Mean
17,500 NPR
151 USD
40th percentile at year of occupancy NPR 15,052
40th percentile at year of occupancy $130
Household Demographic Data
Household Size
4.30
Proportion Female
50.0
Proportion Children
32.0
Proportion Elderly
7.0
Proportion Disabled
0.3
Housing Information
Description Type Number Expected Number Completed Unit Size (m2) Monthly Cost
(Local Currency)
Loan Length (months)
n/a Self Build 88 88 34 2380 84
Home upgrading loans Loan 12 12 34 2380 84
Finance Description Finance Source Interest Rate (%)
n/a Laxmi Bank 4.0
Home upgrading loans Laxmi Bank 4.0

Project Finances

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Investments — Reall to Affordable Housing Partners

Total Project Investments
NPR 16,000,000
$ 138,146
Grants
NPR 16,000,000
$ 138,146

Based on exchange rate on 31/12/2020

Funds Lent by Partners to Households
Funds Lent by Partners to Households
NPR 16,000,000
$ 138,146
Funds Repaid by Households to Partner (to date)
Funds Repaid by Households to Partner (to date)
NPR 13,500,000
$ 116,561

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Data last updated on 10/03/2021