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Sustainable Housing for Rural Communities in Mali

 
$677
$14,323
Raised
Remaining

Summary

Association La Voute Nubienne (AVN) trains villagers in Mali to build environmentally sound, healthy, houses with mud brick vaults - a valid alternative to expensive timber, sheet metal and cement.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Traditional village houses in Mali have mud and timber walls, with a roof made either of grass or a lot of timber beams supporting a mud brick flat terrace; as a result of climate change and deforestation, these houses are disappearing. And they have a limited life (wood is often eaten by termites, the grass needs regular replacement). Rural families resort to buying corrugated iron sheets and sawn timber for roof-building - an expensive, uncomfortable, fragile, and unhealthy option.

How will this project solve this problem?

This Village Development Project, since 2009, has already trained over 50 NV masons; who have built houses, mosques, schools, a dispensdary, and a community centre for 152 different clients - the majority of whom are poor village families.

Potential Long Term Impact

Creation of a self-sustaining local market in VN housing, with a critical mass of trained NV masons / entrepreneurs earning their living through their skills.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $677
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $14,323
Total Funding Goal: $15,000

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

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Project Leader

Tony Kaye

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom

Where is this project located?

Map of Sustainable Housing for Rural Communities in Mali
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