Association la Voute Nubienne (AVN)

AVN's mission is to improve housing conditions through an appropriate architecture, as soon as possible, for as many people as possible. In sub-Saharan Africa, the struggle to obtain decent housing plunges millions of families into a vicious circle of poverty. AVN offers a solution to this problem, based on three integrated concepts: A Roof + A Skill + A Market AVN organises the training and support of local Nubian Vault (NV) builders and entrepreneurs to promote this solution on a large-scale, with a view to developing a self-sustaining market in NV construction. As a result, families can acquire affordable, sustainable, and decent housing, at the same time improving their economic cond...

Association la Voute Nubienne (AVN)
7 rue Jean Jaures
Ganges, N/A 34190
France
00 33 (0)467 812 105
http://www.lavoutenubienne.org

Director of Operations

Thomas Granier

Management Team

Thomas GRANIER, Seri YOULOU, Carole MARTIN, Celine ROBERT, Cecilia RINAUDO

Board of Directors

Annelies HOLLEWAND, Jean-Francois NAUD, Benoit LAMBERT, Jean-Marie CROMBEZ, Anthony KAYE, Nathalie GUILLOT, Gerard DOUCHET

Project Leaders

Tony Kaye

Mission

AVN's mission is to improve housing conditions through an appropriate architecture, as soon as possible, for as many people as possible. In sub-Saharan Africa, the struggle to obtain decent housing plunges millions of families into a vicious circle of poverty. AVN offers a solution to this problem, based on three integrated concepts: A Roof + A Skill + A Market AVN organises the training and support of local Nubian Vault (NV) builders and entrepreneurs to promote this solution on a large-scale, with a view to developing a self-sustaining market in NV construction. As a result, families can acquire affordable, sustainable, and decent housing, at the same time improving their economic conditions, their quality of life, and their environment.

Programs

AVN organises the training and support of local Nubian Vault (NV) builders and entrepreneurs to promote this solution on a large-scale, with a view to developing a self-sustaining market in NV construction. Current programs operate in Burkina Faso, Mali, and Senegal. As a result, families can acquire affordable, sustainable, and decent housing, at the same time improving their economic conditions, their quality of life, and their environment.

Statistics on Association la Voute Nubienne (AVN)

Financial Statistics

  • Annual Budget for 2009: $400,000
  • Annual Budget for 2005: $30,000
  • Maximum Annual Budget: $400,000
  • Other funding sources: some clients (e.g. NGO's) give 20% of the total cost of their buidling project to support our Program; we also receive some public and private support (e.g. Veolia Foundation, individual donations).
  • Religious Affiliation: None

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