The proposal’s first phase suggests the appropriation of an endogenous financial system — xitique. The Mozambican version of a rotating savings and credit association. By adapting an embedded endogenous practice as the unit or foundation block, the project envisions a network of financial institutions, logistical and technical facilities but also spaces for debate in a rapidly changing urban environment. The proposal reconsiders the present and recurrent high-modernist and top-down governance in the implementation of masterplans and the preference for megaprojects in the city, whereby xitique, as an endogenous practice erodes and navigates the socio-economic conditions by operating at a community level, and presently without a physical space. Finally, the masterplan considers present practices and integrates expectations and planned development of the city and transport links, such as, the planned Bus-Rapid Transit (BRT) and metro, as well as, the infrastructural and heritage conservation considerations in the Partial Urbanisation Plan (PPU) for ‘Baixa’ (downtown).