Shirika La Nyumba na Hifadhi ya Chakula Vijijini

Mwanza Rural Housing and Food Security Programme

Shirika La Nyumba na Hifadhi ya Chakula Vijijini


 What People Say about about MRHP

-  Ashden Awards promote local sustainable energy solutions in the UK and developing world:

"Our award winners have carried out outstanding innovative schemes demonstrating sustainable energy in action......meeting the needs of local communities and radically improving their quality of life, while at the same time addressing climate change."


-   International Institute for Justice and Development:

The IIJD enthusiastically supports the projects undertaken by the MRHP. Not only has it emerged as a thriving organization in its own right, but also through the incorporation of local resources and requests, it has created a sustainable business model that allows for the empowerment of local people. In lieu of subsistence relief measures, the MRHP has endowed the community with a means to determine their own economic progress.

IIJD 2007 Newsletter


- link to Ashden Awards video about MRHP's work 


-   UN Habitat Scroll of Honour


-   SNV Sponsored Local Governance Excellence Awards 2007: Civil Society Organisation Category - Award Winner 2nd Prize.


-   UN Habitat Dubai International Award Best Practice 2008

"The Best Practices and Local Leadership Programme (BLP) is a global network of institutions dedicated to the identification and exchange of successful solutions for sustainable development.The BLP partners' network identifies initiatives in such areas as housing, urban development and governance, the environment, economic development, social inclusion, crime prevention, poverty reduction, women, youth, infrastructure and social services.

Every two years, up to 10 outstanding initiatives receive the Dubai International Award for Best Practices to Improve the Living Environment, a biennial environmental award established in 1995 by the Municipality of Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Those initiatives meeting the criteria for a Best Practice are included in the Best Practices database. The lessons learned from selected best practices are analysed in case studies and guides and transferred to other countries, cities or communities."