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Hope Housing Africa - Disaster Mitigation
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The Homes for Hope Africa Disaster Mitigation programme
hopes to provided temporary Modular Housing assistance to eligible
victims of natural disasters anywhere within Africa. A modular home
is a home constructed in a factory, away from your property, in
a controlled environment and then delivered to your job site. "Modular
home" is the most common term used, but they are also known
as - systems-built homes, factory-built and off-site construction.
We hope to revolutionize not only the way homes
are built after regional disasters, but to showcase a brand new
way to provide low-income affordable
housing everywhere in Africa starting our programme in Uganda.
The Ugandan government says it will forcibly remove
people settling on the steep slopes of Mount Elgon in eastern Uganda’s
Bududa District, as the growing population has resulted in increased
landslides in recent years.
In 2012 an estimated 100 people are feared dead
and up to 250 have been unaccounted for when three villages were
washed away after heavy rainfall in the area.
Over the last four years, landslides have buried
alive several hundred people living on the slopes of Mount Elgon.
The government of Uganda has plans to procure an
annual 3,000 hectares of land (7,413 acres) they plan to construct
15,0000 two bedroom houses and ABCD is keen to introduce the EMMEDUE®
system as an excellent alternative.
This type of housing allows
people to remain within their community and provides the labor
necessary for the rebuilding project, thus taking ownership
of the project.
houses are designed so that sections can be flat packed and
stored for instant. The core units can be built by two or
three workers including women in three days.