Category: SDI

Pictures at an enumeration

14 December, 2009 (14:07) | AHI activities, Cities, Durban, Finance, SDI, Slums, South Africa, Theory |

By: David A. Smith   Singing about a better life: the Durban enumeration   “Have you ever been to an enumeration?” asked my hostess at the Gates Foundation convening.  She had brought together all the grantees under the Urban Poverty Limited Learning Initiative, including ourselves, for two days of brain-cudgeling on what we had individually […]

Help the Philippines

1 October, 2009 (11:58) | Global news, Infrastructure, Philippines, SDI, Slums | 1 comment

Manila, yesterday   Sonia Fadraigo, Federation leader and Board member of AHI’s client Slum Dwellers International wrote this morning: Federation not OK.  Badly hit.  Biggest disaster ever.  Don’t know where to start.  Still gathering info as to how many died.  Thousands of Fed members lost their houses – washed out by the floods.  We need […]

The ‘Thanksgiving miracle’

6 December, 2007 (09:41) | AHI activities, Essential posts, Innovations, SDI, Slums, World news | 6 comments

Ever have a story that you were bursting to share?  Now, finally, I can tell this one, because it’s been publicized in a Neal Peirce column in such places as the Houston Chronicle:   Nov. 22, 2007, 1:17AMGates millions, slum-dwellers: Thanksgiving miracle? By NEAL R. PEIRCE   A man who knows how to tell a […]