The history of Lukenya Housing Cooperative Society dates back to 2009 during a Housing Microfinance Conference that took place in Dar es Salaam. Among the participants of the conference were Veronique Su – Regional Director of Swisscontact, Andrew Mnjama and Mary Mathenge – CEO National Cooperative Housing Union (NACHU).
After the conference, there was another meeting at Swisscontact offices between Swiss contact & NACHU to explore partnership in the housing co-operatives sector. Andrew Mnjama pioneered the idea of a housing cooperative which would curb the development of slums in his home area (Lukenya). In his efforts to run develop the idea; he sought the assistance from his neighbors (Daystar University – Athi River Campus) where he met with James Karau a lecturer. Soon, other neighbors –Lukenya Getaway & Lukenya group of schools came on board. A committee representing the University, Lukenya Getaway, Lukenya group of schools and the Lukenya community was formed. This committee understood the vision, believed in it and decided to run with it.
The committee raised the amount required for registration and affiliation to NACHU. Lukenya Housing Cooperative was registered on November 20th 2009 by the Commissioner for Cooperative Development and within one year began toestablish its identity as the potential leader in the housing cooperative industry by winning an award during the year 2010’s Ushirika Day as “The most dynamic housing cooperative in Athi RiverDistrict”.
LHC aspires to be an excellent solution hub for housing needs and wealth creation for its members
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