Thanks to your generous contributions, along with the outstanding dedication and support from our team, we have made some significant progress on our project over the past few months. With that said, your funds will be used to support the research & development phase of our project. Key project areas include:
- We established several key relationships for project development, including partners for both the research & development stage and pilot project of 20 amphibious houses. These relationships include key players in disaster response such as Hilti Foundation and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC). Potential project partners include the Inter-American Development Bank, as well as Swiss Re Foundation.
- We were selected as a semester long case study as part of the Global Social Enterprise Club (GSE) at Yale School of Management and Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies. A group of 5 students from the club has been working with us throughout the spring semester and visited Nicaragua and our offices the week of March 4th, 2013. They are assisting us with a market study to help scale our amphibious housing efforts.
- We have continued to refine the existing model of our amphibious houses, guided by an experienced team of architects in amphibious construction, according to local conditions and in coordination with our team of engineers. We have also researched an additional urban site for a potential pilot project in Tipitapa, Nicaragua.
We are grateful to have continued support for our Amphibious Housing project. As our project progresses, we are open to and in need of additional funding in order to successfully execute the R&D and pilot project phase for Amphibious Housing. We hope to secure enough funding in the next quarter to begin R&D construction and engage key players in pilot project planning.
We count on your support and please do not hesitate to spread the word among your networks. Together we can change the lives of hundreds of families affected by flooding every year in Nicaragua.
CO2 Bambu Team
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