We build solutions for one of the biggest problems facing the world today: the billion plus people currently living in slums.
We provide not just homes and infrastructure, but in partnership with the Peace Corps, we equip people with the life-skills and training to make sure their communities thrive and become self-progressing.
Using donations made to us we build self-progressing communities which help address the global housing need. This means while we build a solid infrastructure, and give people homes, we also use our unique partnerships to equip them with the life-skills, training and resources to make those communities thrive. About Us Global Social Housing is a business that was conceived 2 1/2 years ago. It is based on a housing shortage, a need that has been identified … [Read More...]
Currently, worldwide, over a billion people live in slums. The UN recently identified the shift from rural to urban dwelling as the defining issue of the 21st century. By the year 2030, an additional 3 billion people, about 40 percent of the world’s population, will need access to housing. This translates into a demand for 96,150 new affordable units every day and 4,000 every hour. (UN-HABITAT: 2005) One out of every three city dwellers – nearly a billion people – lives in a slum and that … [Read More...]
"I still wake up in the morning and I can not believe I live in my own house with my daughters" -Mrs. Marlen Lopez. The recently inaugarated Don Edwin project is a model example of Social Housing in Costa Rica, providing 205 homes for families in the Atlantic region. In the Don Edwin project 74% of households are headed by women, who are engaged in farming and business operations in the area. The … [Read More...]