Human Needs Project
Human Needs Project is a nonprofit engine that creates social enterprises in slums. HNP builds Town Centres, which are “infrastructure for opportunity”—both physical infrastructure for clean water and sanitation, and social infrastructure that provides information, skills training, access to credit and computers, and community ownership. These Town Centres are social enterprises that are financially and environmentally self-sustaining, and they serve as platforms that bring knowledge, expertise and networks into the slums. HNP’s pilot centre is in Kibera, Nairobi in Kenya, one of the continent’s largest slums.