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Federation Activities Summary

1. Organising communities through saving schemes: By regular saving the urban poor of Namibia are deriving financial strength from their own resources. By June 2013 the 20400 households involved in over 605 saving schemes  have saved N$ 13 million. 2. Learning from each other, while doing the work: Awareness and skills needed to improve the living conditions of the members, are shared during local, national and international exchanges. From these exchanges Namibian communities learned how to save daily, collect information, map and plan settlements, and most importantly the poor people have realized they can do things for themselves. 3. Knowledge for development: Communities in informal settlements collect and share information about their economic and living conditions.   This information is used for the communities’ own development and in negotiating resources needed for development. The Federation embarked   in 2007 on a National