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“We’re a Social Enterprise founded to transform families.”

Anne K Rweyora
CEO, Smart Havens Africa

A humane business that uplifts

“We are a social enterprise that helps vulnerable and low to moderate income people in Africa escape the rental trap and secure long-term, affordable, and self sustainable housing.

At SHA, we build communities, not single homes, and ensure families have full legal ownership of the land where their home is built, so they can never be forced to leave. Each community has access to the resources they need to thrive, including water, power, and proximity to career and educational opportunities.”
Our Impact
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What makes us unique?

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Our Story

We are a social enterprise founded to uplift and transform lives. Why? Because we, ourselves, have first handedly experienced how the housing problem and lack of quality affordable housing affects all areas of life.  Thus, we are able to better understand the needs of our clients.

“I was denied becoming a civil engineer, a dream that I had hoped to achieve because my mother spent most of her income on rent after my dad passed on,” says Anne Rweyora, the CEO of Smart Havens Africa. “My co-founder, Will Broad, also struggled a lot, often being on the streets to get food for his family and money to pay his school fees as well as rent.”

We understand the powerful impact adequate shelter has on a family and how greatly it can improve quality of life.

Our Promise

100% of your investment goes towards funding new homes for families with the greatest need for shelter. Always.
We value transparency and want you to know exactly how your investment is being used. At SHA, we separate all investments for home building from operational expenses, travel costs, and even our innovation projects so that every amount you donate or invest to fund a home has a direct impact on a family.

Our Values

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Customers and beneficiaries are at the heart of what we do. We value each other, our commitment to stakeholders, and welcome diversity.
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We respect all individuals and welcome open and honest discussion. Mutual trust and respect are foundational to SHA.
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We have a positive and dynamic approach to our work. We embrace change, learn from our mistakes, and seek innovative solutions.
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We do what we say we will do. We believe mutual trust and respect are the foundation of our relationships, so we make sure we are consistent in word and deed.
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Meet the team

Our team

At SHA, we are a team of founders who are fired up about the vision we get to pursue and are thankful we get to do it together.
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Anne Rweyora

Managing Director
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Will Broad

Operations & Investment Director
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Phiona Ahabwe

Administrative Manager
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Engineer January

Technical Lead
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Emily Fagunes

Brand Manager
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Will Broad

Managing Director

Advisors and Board

Innovation is contingent on clear ideas and foolproof execution. That is where our advisors and board members come in. They use their expertise to help us better serve you by ensuring that we keep track of our values, vision, and mission.
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Julie Betwee

Director, Pivot Point
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Godfrey Mugurusi

Associate Professor, NTNU
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John Paul Iwuoha

Director, Small Starter Africa
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Derene Allen

Social Innovation Strategist
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Walter Gibson

Director, Bear Valley Ventures
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Dr. Edward Muhigirwa

Director, Eram Uganda Ltd

Our Awards & Recognition

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In the News

Because of the amazing work we are doing, we have been featured on several local and international media inlcluding BBC,CNN,VOA among others.Read more on the stories below.

100% of your investment goes to funding a new home for families with greatest need of shelter. Always

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