Affordable Housing


In Kenya, Bamburi Cement is aligned to LafargeHolcim’s global objective of establishing business initiatives with social impact. The Affordable Housing initiative provides customers with access to construction funding through partner financial institutions, architectural drawings, bill of quantities, technical assistance and construction advice. These services are packaged in a product which is part of Bamburi Cement’s value-added offering, known as Maskani.

This Affordable Housing Initiative focuses on three main initiatives:

  1. Housing Finance
  2. Earth and Cement
  3. Mass Housing

The initiative which offers a value proposition to individual home builders, developers and contractors has so far served over 500 home builders since its inception in 2016. Under the Maskani Brand, we have broadened our regional scope to cover Nairobi, Kiambu, Thika, Machakos, Mombasa, Kisumu, Migori, Bondo, Homabay, Nakuru, Muranga and Meru. The customers have benefited from our technical services provided by an in-house team of Architects, Quantity surveyors and Engineers and as a result more than 1500 technical visits were conducted in 2017. The initiative also spearheaded the manufacture of more than 100,000 stabilized soil bricks in Western Kenya.


Maskani - Bamburi's Affordable Housing Solution

Maskani is a Bamburi Cement initiative on Affordable Housing targeted at the:

  1. Individual Home Builder
  2. Contractors (Small, medium and large)
  3. Developers (Saccos, Chamas, Private developers, County & National Governments)

Under Maskani Affordable Housing initiative, Bamburi partners with lending institutions to provide financing to the target audience for renovating, extending or constructing their homes or commercial premises. The target audience in return benefits from pre-construction technical services such as designs and attendant costs. The customer also benefits from free on-site construction technical services during critical stages of construction and access to a countrywide retail network, provided they purchase Bamburi Cement products.

Some of the housing types that customers under this initiative benefit from include:

  • Bungalows
  • Maisonettes
  • Bedsitters
  • Apartment blocks (under the mass housing initiative)
sample hse 4 bedrooms

Customers can also benefit from different construction techniques based on their preference. Some of the construction techniques include:

  • Conventional brick and mortar
  • Alternative building material - stabilized soil blocks, EPS panels and precast concrete members


For more information on Maskani, call us on 020 8091109.