Schaduf was founded in 2011 in Egypt with the aim to provide inspired green solutions that elevate the quality of life through social and environmental change. We do so by crafting sustainable spaces that adapt to diverse communities’ needs.
One of our initiatives is focused on rooftop farming in low income areas.
The idea is to increase the total land available for agriculture by utilizing unused roofs, thereby creating much needed food as well as much needed jobs for people that will own the farms.
We work with NGOs to identify low income individuals who have access to a roof and are interested in growing food on their roof and selling it. We then help them secure funding for the farms through donors or Microfinance Institutions. We support the farmers with growing the crops and we then buy the crops from them to reduce their market risk.
With 2.2B people globally living with less than $2/day, our income generating solution is in high demand. We can leveraging existing global micro-finance capital and grants that are readily available for low income individuals to scale our solution in Egypt and globally.