Home sweet home
- People do want to improve their homes, their quality of lives - if provided an opportunity.
Many factors go into the creation of a facilitative environment for such upgradation and improvement: a sense of perceived tenure, acess to finance, entrepreneurship, job security etc.
- Community leaders form an important bridge between the settlement and outside stakeholders (local governments, NGOs etc.) - in inspiring the residents to form community groups and in networking and collaborating with politicians, the local city hall etc.