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 ...
Sustainable Housing for Rural Communities in Mali
 
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. project reportread updates from the field
Sustainable Housing for Rural Families in Africa
 
Fighting poverty, broadening access to decent housing, reducing CO2 emissions: "Association La Voute Nubienne" takes the three challenges with "Earth Roof for the Sahel": + a ROOF, the Nubian Vault, an ancient technique for comfortable, long-lasting, healthy, economical and eco-sustainable houses, requiring only mud-bricks and rocks; + a SKILL, training on-the-job to apprentice masons from rural communities in need; + a MARKET of autonomous NV small enterprises is pump-primed. project reportread updates from the field
 
   

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