For a long time now actors and investors have been using a lot of resources to implement housing, water and sanitation infrastructures. This is because many implementers including government agencies and utilities rely on conventional technologies only which are quite expensive and does not address the challenge of affordability.
Community is organized through savings, collecting information through enumeration and profiling in order to build a good and strong basis for lobbying and advocacy. Community members through identified teams are empowered to use the cohesion and information gathered to negotiate and engage the government.
Learning by peer to peer exchange visits have been very vital in enhancing the knowledge and understanding of the solutions to the challenges. The exchange is done among community members at different levels of group to group within the settlements, at the City level where community from a certain city goes to another city and in other cases the international exchange visits to other countries is done depending the need.