GHAFUP developed as an organised, recognized federation of the urban poor in Ghana over a period of ten (10) years through:

  • Organized federation of slum dwellers in 7 out of 10 administrative regions of Ghana
  • Over 15,000 federations members duly registered and saving
  •  150 savings groups established

This has enabled GHAFUP to maintain a voice, built formal relationship with many local/national governments and with international agencies such as Cities Alliance, UN Habitat, the World Bank and a number of important agencies including Academia.

Again, PD/GHAFUP has impacted on national policy development with our active involvement and participation in the Technical Meetings and National Advisory Board on the National Housing, Urban and Slum Policies; and National and World Urban fora etc.

GHAFUP’s Urban Poor Fund “G-Fund” developed through mobilizing urban poor federations and building a women’s leadership for slum upgrading in Ghana:

  • G-Fund/UPF has been used to leverage urban poor savings to support larger investments in slum upgrading;

Communities and Local Governments preparing joint plans for development schemes resulting in stronger partnership with stakeholders in urban planning and development:

  • MoU with Ashaiman Municipal Assembly on slum upgrade and household sanitation facility. The assemblydevoted US$35,000.00 of the Urban Development Fund towards the program
  • MoU with Ledzekuku Krowor Municipal Assembly on household toilet facility
  • Agreement with Local Authorities to relocate Old Fadama inhabitants and not force eviction

Effective mechanism for sharing and learning in place which allows slum dweller communities to provide an up-todate, accurate on the ground account of conditions in these slum areas:

  • Number of enumerations conducted – 10 communities
  • Number of settlements profiled and mapped – 38
  • Number of formal and informal markets profiled and mapped-43
  • Number of international, national, and local exchanges – 500
  • AMA Slum Inventory Pilot Project – slums in Accra

PD as a well-resourced, effective support NGO over the period has produced the following:

  • Cooperative housing built – 2-story building in Amui Dzor (Ashaiman) for the urban poor
  • Housing loans given to 31 members of Ashaiman Cooperative Housing society
  • Land, Services and Citizenship Programme implemented in 4 cities in GAMA
  • Constructed drains in Ashaiman, Amui Dzor
  • Abotoase community wide water project – Tapa Abotoase
  • HIV/AIDS and women economic empowerment project – Ashaiman and Old Fadama
  • 12 seater communal WC flush toilet and 6 bathroom houses in Ashaiman,
  •  20 seater communal pour flush toilet in Old Fadama
  • Water vending points in Manford, Takoradi, and Tamale
  • City-wide slum upgrading in Ashaiman – 34 bio-filtration toilets (expected to reach 250) by June 2014