Resource Centres, Nairobi, Kenya

Innovations Housing, in partnership with the STARS Foundation, Architecture for Humanity, the Good Earth Trust and Building Innovations Group, East Africa, is constructing two SIDAREC community centres in the slums of Nairobi, Kenya, using an appropriate technology and a self-help model. SIDAREC, or Slums Information Development and Resource Centres, is an acclaimed nongovernmental organization that provides social services to slum communities.


Jim Koenigsaecker of Innovations Housing and Lucy Mathai of SIDAREC tour the SIDAREC centre in the Mukuru slum in Nairobi, Kenya.




Volunteers sift soil to make stabilized soil bricks at the SIDAREC centre in the Majengo slum in Nairobi, Kenya.



A volunteer lays out stabilized soil bricks to dry at the SIDAREC centre in the Majengo slum in Nairobi, Kenya.


About Us

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.