Jane Weru

Jane Weru is a lawyer and holds a Master’s Degree in NGO Management from the LSE. Her early work focused on public interest litigation on behalf of poor communities threatened with forceful evictions and violent demolitions. She has been the Executive Director of Kituo Cha Sheria and of Pamoja Trust, and has served as Team Leader for the Kenya Railway Relocation Action Plan for the Ministry of Transport and the World Bank. Jane is the Executive Director and founder member of Akiba Mashinani Trust, a Board Member of the Slum/Shack Dwellers International (SDI), an Ashoka Fellow and a member of the National Task Force for the preparation of the Community Land Bill and the Evictions and Resettlement Bill.

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    Transforming slums by using access to finance

    Over the past three decades, Kenya’s urban population has more than doubled and is expected to reach 50 percent by 2015. Poverty, poor government planning, and high population growth have contributed to the rampant increase of slum dwellings. However, small village savings schemes are helping address this problem

    10 Dec 2014 | Jane Weru