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1

What is the City Community Challenge (C3)?

Long term aid programme which aims to reduce urban poverty in Uganda and Zambia

2

How much have the UK's Department for International Development (DFID) provided for the scheme?

$2 million

3

Why is C3 unusual?

Focuses on urban poverty rather than rural poverty

Encourages local initiative and ownership

4

How does C3 operate?

Provides small grants and loans for community inspired and managed improvements in urban slums

5

Where is most of the aid channelled through?

Through NGO's and projects must demonstrate a community benefit

6

Where was C3 first introduced?

Introduced as a pilot scheme at 2 locations at in Uganda: Kawempe (one of Kampala's worst slums) and Mpumudde (one of poorest districts go Jinja)

7

What is Kawempe's population?

300,000

8

Why has Kawempe's population grown?

Rural to urban migration

9

In Kawempe what is HIV prevalence like?

Around 25%

10

What are conditions like in Kawempe?

Housing is poor
No sanitation
Water only available through privately managed stand pipes

11

What do most residents do for jobs?

Rely on informal sector and casual labour

12

How does C3 tackle poverty in Kawempe?

Funds small improvements (i.e investments of between $100-1000 per project) to raise quality of life for local residents

13

How are funds from the DFIF allocated?

Allocate to community-initiated projects by local communities

14

What type of approach is it and how is it beneficial?

Bottom up approach - generates greater commitment and active involvement among local people, fostering a sense of ownership

15

By 2004 how many small businesses had C3 funded?

140

16

Name a few new businesses that have been set up?

Retailing, fish farming and broom making

17

What has financial backing also been given to?

Training programmes and improvements in water supply and sanitation

18

What has emphasis been placed on in Mpumudde?

Shelter was identified as the main priority need

19

What was the initial scheme in Mpumudde like?

Aimed to build 74 low cost houses, with a target of 286 in the long term

20

What grants were available for the Mpumudde scheme/

Grants of $2400 per household were available from the C3 fund, with a further $400 loan for income generation

21

What other skills did C3 fund?

Funded bricklaying and plastering

22

What has the C3 initiative in Jinja attracted?

Attracted significant external resources, including a 14 classroom primary school built by the International Methodist Church and a transit centre for homeless street children