If you want to borrow money to buy or improve your home, you must be creditworthy. But for the millions of people living in shanty towns borrowing from a high street bank is out of the question. We follow four people who tell us the stories of their communities and federations. In the Philippines we witness how, in the face of catastrophe, scavengers living on a rubbish tip have come together, both to lobby the government for land and to save money to move to a safer environment. In South Africa we see how a group of women who spent months living on a grass verge in the middle of one of Durban’s busiest highways found a way to secure land through a savings scheme which now has over 100,000 families.
Films in this series