NICOLE SENATORE via Crowdrise
January 14, 2011
Low-Income Housing Development and Sanitation for West Africa (LHDSWA) was founded to help establish low-income homes for does that are most in need. LHDSWA plan on starting its construction project in “Togo”, a small country on the West cost of Africa.
According to The International Monetary Fund final research for 2010, 61.7% of Togo’s 6.8 millions inhabitants is living at or bellow poverty level. Unemployment and under employment rate is at more then 30%, affecting mostly women and the youth.
To help mitigate this growing poverty problem in Togo, LHDSWA plan on establishing low cost housing communities throughout the Maritime areas of Togo to serve and lodge individuals and families who are most in need. Through implementation of modern design with considerations for local habitat, these homes are going to be simple and contain the bare necessities to keep construction cost down and maintain a high level of efficiency from clean irrigations to low power consumption.
The construction projects will help establish mechanisms that will promote economical stimulation by creating apprenticeships for the youth, jobs for potential contractors including administrative positions, and educate the locals of the basics of construction and sanitation.