weatherHYDE is a unique life-saving shelter. It protects homeless and displaced families from extreme weather and offers women and children privacy and a safe space. Every weatherHYDE is geotagged and tracked, so that we can share detailed information on your impact. 500 weatherHYDEs have already been sent to vulnerable communities globally. Read more about our impact on https://weatherhyde.org/impact/. Together we can save more lives!
25 million people worldwide lose their home every year. Unsheltered and exposed, many also lose their lives. Women and children are among the most vulnerable and account for 80% of the global displaced population.
15,000 USD will provide 50 homeless or displaced families with a life-saving weatherHYDE. Called 'innovation at its finest' by Ashton Kutcher, weatherHYDE offers shelter in heat, cold and rain and a safe space to rest and recover. Women witness how it allows them to feel safer in environments where gender-based violence is an enormous issue, and parents express how it allows them to sleep at night instead of having to watch over their children who are at risk of abduction.
We believe shelter is a first step of empowerment to emerge out of poverty. Having access to shelter allows to shift one's focus from finding protection for the night to other capability-building activities. billionBricks' approach democratizes the playing field of humanitarian assistance and enables anyone to take action and provide shelter to those in need. Over the next 5 years, we expect to impact over 100,000 lives.