Tansen Housing 2

  • Status: Complete
  • People Housed: 430
  • Country: Nepal
  • City: Tansen
  • Partner: Lumanti
  • Year Approved: 2014
Total Invested
NPR 17,575,000
Total Invested
Delivery of Homes
Total Expected
Self Build
Improvement Loan
Project Overview

This project served four settlements in Lekhnath municipality, in the hill area of western Nepal, and was an extension of the Tansen Housing 1 project. 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.

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.

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

Client Data

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Client Monthly Household Incomes

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

17,500 NPR
151 USD
40th percentile at year of occupancy NPR 18,682
40th percentile at year of occupancy $161
Household Demographic Data
Household Size
Proportion Female
Proportion Children
Proportion Elderly
Proportion Disabled
Housing Information
Description Type Number Expected Number Completed Unit Size (m2) Monthly Cost
(Local Currency)
Loan Length (months)
n/a Self Build 85 85 34 2380 84
Home upgrading loans Loan 15 15 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 17,575,000
$ 151,745
NPR 17,575,000
$ 151,745

Based on exchange rate on 31/12/2020

Funds Lent by Partners to Households
Funds Lent by Partners to Households
NPR 15,000,000
$ 129,512
Funds Repaid by Households to Partner (to date)
Funds Repaid by Households to Partner (to date)
NPR 11,880,000
$ 102,573

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Data last updated on 10/03/2021