Ghana Federation of the Urban Poor (GHAFUP) is a network of community savings groups in informal settlements and poor communities in 8 regions in Ghana, including four of Ghana’s five largest urban areas: Accra, Kumasi, Ashaiman, and Takoradi.  The alliance was borne in 2003 out of an eviction crisis that threatened the over 30,000 residents of Old Fadama, the largest squatter settlement in Accra.

GHAFUP comprises;

  • Ghana Homeless People Federation
  • Kayayei Youth Association
  • Rail Land Dwellers Federation
  • Youth in Slum Association
  • Ghana Federation of Informal Traders (GHAFIT)

GHAFUP is helping communities to make improvements through daily savings, local and international exchanges, community settlement profiles, and negotiating and building partnerships with local governments.  Through this partnership, GHAFUP and PD are demonstrating community-led solutions to address urban poverty in Ghana and help communities to improve living conditions.