Hello Taru! My name is Nestor, and I have been working at TECHO a Latin American NFP organisation that seeks to build a fair, integrated, and poverty-free society. One of the most significant projects TECHO develops is the construction of transitional homes in Latin American slums.
I completely agree that housing is one of the biggest problems people from the bottom of the pyramid are experiencing and I think that your project can be an incredible solution. I love that it can be assembled by the end users, but it will be necessary that the partnership with locals organisations take care of the process when it is needed. The beneficiaries in slums sometimes do not know how to read, or they may also be seeing something entirely new for them. It will be very important for the local partners to participate in the assembling process of some of the beneficiaries.
I also think that the price may be high to afford for South African individuals by themselves. Even though the Government can afford the cost, I believe that it will be a good idea to also partner with NFP organisations that can work with your organisations and increase the number of beneficiaries.
I would like to know if the model of the houses is unique or if you may have other models of different sizes.
Hi, Anthony! I think that the idea is great! Did you consider to sell the product as a normal seat (like a chair for example) or it is just for public seats? I would like to know if you have an estimation of the selling price of each modular seat. Thanks! Nestor