Asia | December 3, 2020

Habitat for Humanity aims to accelerate affordable housing startups in emerging markets

Roodgally Senatus
ImpactAlpha Editor

Roodgally Senatus

ImpactAlpha, December 3 — Habitat for Humanity’s will host two ShelterTech programs to help 20 companies in Southeast Asia and Latin America advance housing solutions for low-income families affected by COVID’s impact on “housing livability and affordability.” 

Among the participants: Cambodia’s My Dream Home makes eco-friendly building bricks. In the Philippines, Social Light is improving low-income families’ access to wi-fi. Chile’s HOBE is developing a portable, modular emergency shelter. And Columbia’s Fika is helping home buyers save for their down payments.

The regional programs, in partnership with Village Capital and Villgro, have support from the Autodesk and IKEA foundations.