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...

VN village mosque & community center, Mali

VN village mosque & community center, Mali
Photo from Progress Report 'Photos from the 2011/12 Construction Season' (view small | med | large | orig)

NV Promotional meeting, Burkina Faso

NV Promotional meeting, Burkina Faso
Photo from Progress Report 'Photos from the 2011/12 Construction Season' (view small | med | large | orig)

NV Literacy Centre, Kodeni village, Burkina Faso

NV Literacy Centre, Kodeni village, Burkina Faso
Photo from Progress Report 'Photos from the 2011/12 Construction Season' (view small | med | large | orig)

Family in Dendjola in front of their NV house

Family in Dendjola in front of their NV house
Photo from Progress Report 'Results of the 2011-12 season' (view small | med | large | orig)

VN masons from Dendjola

VN masons from Dendjola
Photo from Progress Report 'Results of the 2011-12 season' (view small | med | large | orig)

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