Give a Gift of Home to a Homeless Family in India

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Give a homeless family in India protection and a home. weatherHYDE is a life-saving shelter designed to protect homeless families from extreme weather and to offer women and children privacy and a safe space. Beneficiaries are carefully selected by billionBricks' community partners working on the ground in homeless communities in India. Every weatherHYDE is geotagged and tracked, so that we can share detailed information on the impact your donation will make on

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An average of 1754 people are dying from cold or heat every year in India, with the country's millions of homeless being among the most exposed. The lack of homeless shelters in India is enormous and among the few that exist, many are in a deplorable condition, do not accept families, and do not offer privacy nor safety to women and children. This causes many homeless to not make use of the shelters, forcing them to sleep on the street, completely unprotected from harsh weather and abuse.


15,000 USD will provide 75 homeless families with a life-saving weatherHYDE, called 'innovation at its finest' by Ashton Kutcher. Portable and versatile, weatherHYDE responds to the mobility needs of many of the urban homeless, who often need to move in search of income opportunities and basic services. We have already supplied 500 weatherHYDEs to homeless families and individuals in the US, Canada, India, Bangladesh and Denmark.

Long-Term Impact

Our approach empowers communities to replicate our solutions on their own and reduce dependencies on support, creating ownership and pride. The weatherHYDE model is scalable, replicable and accessible to offer shelter to all homeless, regardless of their financial and social situation. As we scale up, it will create employment opportunities through local production and a distribution model involving work force from the homeless communities.

Additional Documentation

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


Your Story: billionBricks' shelter for homeless
Fast Company: weatherHYDE - an all-weather shelter
Inhabitat: weatherHYDE saves lives

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Location: Singapore - Singapore
Website: https:/​/​
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @billionbricks
Project Leader:
Prasoon Kumar
Singapore, Singapore
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