Resettlement of Urban Poor in Suburban Area of Mpasa

Year Execution: 
2008
Country: 
Congo (Kinshasa)
Organization in Charge: 
Centre de Droit et de Développement du Congo ASBL CDDC
USD: 
25,000
Nº of Families helped: 
50
Zone: 
Rural
Description: 

 

This project will be finished in December. We could observe during our visit in May that a rural piece of land had been acquired in the Kindobo area, Eastern Kinshasa suburbs. Negotiations were held with local chiefs and officials to obtain property titles. 50 vulnerable families (internally displaced, affected by floods, and soil erosion) are building their houses. They were trained to prepare clay and cement bricks and build the walls for 25 square meters houses. Other houses have a wooden structure and clay plaster. CDDC provides them iron sheet, wood, nails and small tools to enable the construction. Materials are purchased and stocked, and CDDC distributes them to families who have already accomplished their part of the job. Contact: Deo Mulikuza MIRINDI mirindidem@yahoo.fr (See footnote on page 29)