Brick-Making, East Kenya

Innovations Housing is partnering with low-income entrepreneurs to establish social enterprises in East Africa. Innovations Housing provides the business model, start-up capital and training. The entrepreneurs are now making and selling interlocking stabilized soil bricks - an appropriate and sustainable technology. The bricks are being used to build homes, businesses, schools, etc.


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Noah Birech holds a stabilized soil brick he made in Nanyuki, Kenya.


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Jim Koenigsaecker of Innovations Housing and Noah Birech at a home in Nanyuki, Kenya built with stabilized soil bricks made by Noah.


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Noah Birech at a school in Nanyuki, Kenya built with stabilized soil bricks made by Noah.


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Jim Koenigsaecker of Innovations Housing testing a stabilized soil brick in Arusha, Tanzania.


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Judith Nsamba walks past an extension built with stabilized soil bricks at a school in Kyebando, Uganda.


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Innovations Housing is a California nonprofit corporation with exempt status under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The organization's charitable purpose is to protect and foster natural and human habitats for living, working and playing, with a special focus on the needs of the economically disadvantaged.