Poorest of the Poor Initiative
The Poorest of the Poor initiative was developed in 2006 as a result of community partners’ observations that the Habitat Egypt program failed to meet a significant housing need. Since Habitat Egypt is a loan program, it requires prospective homeowners to be financially able to repay the loan. Local committees saw that some families did not have the minimum monthly income needed to repay the loans. To solve this problem, the Poorest of the Poor Initiative was developed.
The goal of this initiative is to make new homes available to those without means of repayment, and to increase awareness, involvement, and collaboration. It requires community organizations to raise funds beyond those provided by Habitat Egypt.