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Global Outreach for Health Design Research - Rwanda

idea by Earthouse
Global Outreach for Health Design Research - Rwanda

Website

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http://www.indiegogo.com/HealthDesignInnovationNGO

Twitter handle

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@coopmilieu

Overview of Outdoor Idea

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The Global Outreach for Health Design Research - Rwanda project distributes healthy designs to rural villages in Rwanda where villagers are building with blocks made from the Laterite soil. Compressed earth block making machines stabilize the earth blocks against rotting and deterioration.

The Specifics: What will the $5,000 fund?

The Global Outreach for Health Design Research - Rwanda project will help over 2,000 people in a disadvantaged rural community access basic healthcare through design. The $5,000 gift will cover the cost of one compressed earth blocking making machine and labor. One machine can generate 500 blocks a day. One 500 square foot facility can be built with 4500 blocks, by 6 people, in 6 days and will go a long way towards educating, encouraging and empowering communities.

Discussion
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Taking from the initial idea of utilizing the building blocks, I think this project represents the building block of healthcare in Africa as a whole. In the field of design research, it is important to understand, and research, the local strengths and practices of a community - something this project is doing; which not only creates a stronger community through healthier living, but also empowers the members itself.

It starts with a simple idea of learning from them, and then reverse engineering the way we think about it. Brilliant!

by nkorkki
over 2 years ago | Reply

"which not only creates a stronger community through healthier living, but also empowers the members itself. It starts with a simple idea of learning from them, and then reverse engineering the way we think about it. Brilliant!"

Thank you nkorkki - This project realizes that communities in need require a 'HAND UP' not a 'hand out' This community in particular has survived a tragic genocide stemming from past colonization, yet they have the faith and commitment to rebuild and heal that is inspiring.

by Earthouse
over 2 years ago | Reply

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Submission Began
Friday, June 15

Submission Ended
Thursday, July 19
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Voting Began
Thursday, July 19

Voting Ended
Friday, August 03
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Winner Announced
Tuesday, August 07

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