The Kambashu Institute is a Permaculture Learning Centre by and for Shack Dwellers in Windhoek

We are inviting people living in informal settlements to be part of the process of developing new ideas and solutions that can improve their lives. Our signature project is a so called ‘food circle’ which is a planting bed around a compost pit. People can grow trees and vegetables using their grey water.

We believe that everyone should get a chance to improve their lives. We see a gap between people who want to improve their lives and their access to designing and creating. This is the gap we are addressing.

Namibia has 2.6 million inhabitants. Estimates are that 900,000 of them live in informal settlements.