17% of the world's population are living on less than $1.25 a day. This equates to 1.2 billion people living in extreme poverty, today.

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights states that "everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and his family" - we're working towards this goal.

From housing to sanitation and infrastructure, our projects address the real needs of the communities we work with. We believe good design improves lives, and should be accessible to all.


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Building for safety in Bangladesh

Bangladesh is at the forefront of climate change, experiencing floods, cyclones and earthquakes. However the underlying disaster is the desperate poverty in rural communities which forces people to live in hazardous locations and in inadequate housing.

Our ‘build for safety’ workshops offer technologies that are affordable, appropriate and available locally. They give people real choices, and control over their lives and livelihoods.

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