A severe lack of homes
- Approximately 21,000 new units are needed every year for the next 10 years to meet housing demand – this far exceeds supply.
- In the urban areas, many people live in slums characterized by poor water and sanitation facilities, no electricity and poor road networks. There are very few institutions dedicated to eliminating poverty housing in Malawi.
78% of families in Malawi live in substandard housing characterized by mud walls and grass thatch houses (Population and Housing census, 2008)