WHO WE ARE

Commonwealth Housing Group Kenya (CHG) is a nonprofit that provides decent and secure homes to marginalized communities living in deplorable conditions.

Currently, our main project is the rehousing of the 26 Mwamko families, comprising 180 individuals, living in Korogocho slums, Nairobi, Kenya.

Our Mission & Vision

Our Mission: To empower and transform the lives of marginalized communities in urban slums through skills development and relocation to decent and safe settlements.

Our Vision: Improved housing, dignified lives.

We Believe

We believe a decent home is not only a right but also has the power to transform lives. When a family has a secure and stable home, they are able to improve their livelihood, pull themselves out of poverty and build robust communities.

Our Core Values

  • Humility & Integrity
  • Partnership & Inclusivity
  • Empowerment & Sustainability

Our Story

Mwamko is born

2005

A group of 26 families living in Korogocho Slum, Nairobi, come together to begin the journey to securing decent homes for their families, away from the Slum.

2007

The 26 families register a self-help group Mwamko, an acronym for Mwito Wa Makao Korogocho, which loosely translates to: a call for better homes for the people of Korogocho.

2008

The members start making monthly contributions to towards their rehousing mission.
Commonwealth Housing Group (CHG) comes on board

2011

CHG, through a grant by London-based Commonwealth Housing Trust (CHT), purchase two (2) acres of land where the Mwamko Families will be rehoused.

2015

CHG, courtesy of a grant from UN-Habitat, train 25 Mwamko youths on construction-related skills.

2017

CHG develops the layout and design for the rehousing project in collaboration with Mwamko members and Commonwealth Housing Trust (CHT), London. The plan is approved by the Nairobi County Planning Development.

2018

A hydrogeological surveyor establish the availability of groundwater on the purchased two-acre land.

2019

CHG secures a partnership with Lotto Foundation, Kenya, who pledge to install water tanks and a water tower in the rehousing land.

Our Leadership

Commonwealth Housing Group is served by a diligent and passionate leadership made up of individuals with a range of qualities, wisdom and experience to drive our mission to meet the housing needs of marginalized families.

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Our Partners

We are honored to work with committed and generous partners who share our quest to bring decent homes to marginalized families. To learn more about how to become one of our valuable financial investors, community partners or in-kind contributors, please contact us here.

Lotto Foundation Commonwealth Housing Group Partners
CHG Kenya Partner Commonwealth Housing Trust
CHG Partner Alibhai Shariff Limited