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Urban Poverty

We are strengthening our support to women in poor urban areas, through our many projects in India and Africa.

In Zambia for example, a new project aims to tackle poverty in low-income urban settlements around Lusaka Work is to be done through area-based community organisations and savings and loan schemes, with equal representation and benefits for women New urban poverty programmes in Kenya and Tanzania will promote an active role for women in decision making, improving basic services, and creating opportunities for economic, social, and human development.