Improvement of Housing reduces Migration-Nigeria



In Igbeagu-Izzi poor housing is often the reason why specially young people are pushed to migrate. The "Housing Project IZZI" has developed massive lowcost familyhouses to improve the housing quality.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

To break the cycle of poverty the "Housing Project IZZI" starts its activity with the construction of 2 decent massive selfmade familyhouses. 2 families in need have been selected by the commitee of the "Housing Project IZZI". They get a loan from the "Housing Project IZZI" for the building materials which they have to repay in small monthly rates. The unskilled work has to be done and the skilled bricklayer as assistent has to be payed by the future homeowner family.

How will this project solve this problem?

1. Identification of the building plot, 2. Production of cementstabilized compressed earthblocks (laterite), 3. Platform as foundation, 4. Walls are constructed by the future houseowner with the help of a skilled bricklayer, 5. Roof, windows, doors.

Potential Long Term Impact

If this project succeeds these 2 familyhouses are the beginning of a program for the construction of about 2 000 homes for low-income families in need in the area of Igbeagu-Izzi.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $5,544

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $5,544 .  The original project funding goal was $4,000.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).


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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Project Leader

Bruno Gerstendorfer

Vienna, Austria

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