We build in underserved communities. Our houses give children a safe place to study, enable family members to seek gainful employment, and provide a secure environment for women.
Each person in the household has a usable covered floor area of no less than 3.5 meters (37.5 square feet) or comprises of a minimum of two rooms.
We employ construction methods and material specifications that provide durability. The homes are built to provide safe refuge, especially in disaster prone areas.
Communities have sufficient toilets nearby with suitable drainage facilities to provide easy access at all times of the day and night.
We have set up training centres that help microfinance institutions to provide affordable housing loans, and improve financial literacy of homeowners.Read More
We conduct a set of activities to equip families with the knowledge and skills to improve the quality of their homes over time.Read More
We help families establish land and property ownership, and use rights before moving into a home. This protects them against potential evictions in the future.Read More
The United Nations have identified making cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable as one of the key Sustainable Development Goals.
In 2015, the government launched two affordable housing programs — Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana for the urban poor and, Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana - Gramin for the rural poor. We have partnered with numerous state governments through these initiatives with the goal of helping provide a decent home for everyone.
We carry out a detailed study of the selected community to understand their background, present living conditions and how we can help improve them.
We then work with our implementation partners to prepare a plan of action and reach out to potential funders who would be interested in supporting the project.
We begin the build activities with community members, credible implementation partners and dedicated volunteers.