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Reall is an investor and innovator in affordable housing in Africa and Asia. We develop, refine and share innovative housing models that unlock the political will, capital investment and end-user finance needed to create the conditions for low income households to secure homes.

Affordable homes are not just a fundamental human right, they also unleash unimaginable human potential capable of tackling gender inequality, strengthening climate resilience and catalysing economic development. Affordable housing is an uncrowded $17 trillion sector which provides a return on investment plus a doorway to delivering 16 of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

We prove the concept of commercially and environmentally viable affordable housing, including the $10K house. Crowding in the private sector to take to scale, we aim to make urbanisation work for families living on low incomes in emerging markets. With British and Swedish government support, Reall has built homes complete with land titles, energy, clean water and toilets across Africa and Asia, and created tens of thousands of jobs in the process.

Using cutting-edge innovation, evidence and collaboration we transform housing markets by unblocking systemic barriers. Working in collaboration, we influence governments, the private sector, local authorities and developers to broker change through new policies, regulations and best practice. Reall pioneers financial solutions which provide start-up capital, de-risk third-party investment and catalyse end-user finance using open source data to prove the bankability of low-income families. Together we can improve the life chances of 100 million people by 2030.

Since 1989, Reall has provided new or upgraded housing to 400,000 people. This Dashboard presents Reall’s work under our flagship CLIFF programme which has been active since 2000, and delivered housing for over 100,000 people to date.

People Housed 107,000
Jobs Created 83,000
People with Improved Water 107,000
People with Improved Sanitation 795,000
Women and Children Housed 77,000
Number of Projects 170
Avg. Basic Home Completion Cost (Last 5 Years) $ 15,110
Total Invested $ 75,900,000

Delivery of Homes


Basic Homes
Total Expected
In Progress
self build homes
Total Expected
In Progress
rental homes
Total Expected
In Progress
cross subsidy homes
Total Expected
In Progress

Other Products

land plots
Total Expected
In Progress
improvement loans
Total Expected
In Progress

Client Data

Household Demographic Data
Household Size
Proportion Female
Proportion Children
Proportion Elderly

Global Project Finances

Displayed In USD $

Investments — Reall to Affordable Housing Partners

$ 53,400,000
$ 22,500,000

Of $75,900,000 total investments, $4,600,000 was recycled funds from previous project payments

Based on exchange rate on 31/10/2021

Funds Lent by Partners to Households
Funds Lent by Partners to Households
$ 24,200,000
Funds Repaid by Households to Partner (to date)
Funds Repaid by Households to Partner (to date)
$ 13,600,000
Funds Recouped from Third Parties
Funds Recouped from Third Parties
$ 24,500,000

Market Shaping Indicators

This section of Reall’s Dashboard presents the work of the Market Shaping Indicators, a joint initiative of the Centre for Affordable Housing Finance in Africa (CAHF) and Reall.

Market intelligence and data is fundamental market infrastructure for the housing finance sector. A key constraint undermining private sector participation and good policy engagement in affordable housing finance is the availability of data and market intelligence to facilitate risk-taking and decision-making. More accurate and transparent data serves as market infrastructure and improves decision-making, enables market segmentation and facilitates risk management, thereby facilitating investment and better-targeted policy making.

In 2019, Reall partnered with CAHF to develop a set of Market Shaping Indicators (MSI), merging Reall’s ambitions with CAHF’s Data Agenda project, which seeks to identify and disseminate available data, and encourage all participants in the value chain, particularly regulators, administrators and municipal officials to explore the role they can play in market development through sharing more data, more often.

Click on the link above to view outputs from the first round of data collection across 10 countries in Africa and Asia. This work will continue to be built on as further data is gathered, and as the initiative is rolled out to further countries, with India to be added in early 2022.

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Data last updated on 30/06/2022