Updated May 15, 2019
Providing a roof, A skill & A market to end Housing Poverty in Africa & take a slice of Africa’s Urban $155 Billion Housing marketwww.shafrica.org
Anne k Rweyora
We have have launched the product in the market and tested the market with our solution.The number of inquires for our products far outweighg what we are able to put on market
Owning a home is nearly impossible for individuals&families working in the informal sector &making less than $3,000 ayear. High costs &low incomes shut these individuals out of the formal financial markets &limit their access to housing finance &land tenure, making it hard for them to buy or build a home.
Our innovations enables low income women to own a decent quality home without deepening their poverty
Smart Havens Africa targets those on the Bop who earn less than $8 per day, a segment served inadequately by both the public and private Sectors.
In Uganda Smart Havens Africa aims to assist those that are disadvantaged by market failure by securing a pathway to home ownership recognizing that it is one of the ways by which the poor can escape from Housing Poverty. We primarily own and use appropriate earth Building technology to Produce Building Materials that are used in construction of our Homes. At the core of Smart Havens Africa is on-site production of a green material compressed interlocking Soil Stabilized earth blocks. Our homes are equipped with renewable energy including Rain water Harvesting systems and Bio-digestors to provide an environmentally sustainable Roof for people at the base of the pyramid. For every woman that we train, we task them to train other 10 women in the community, in so doing we are creating a network of skilled women whom we use in the building of our homes.We also provide opportunities for young women and Youth who want to take up a carrier in affordable housing sector by providing appropriate training and apprenticeship opportunities and triggering sustainable development in the community.
|Projected Cumulative Lives Impacted||8,100|
|New Implemented Countries||Uganda|
|Recruit||2 management staff,|