In collaboration with the communities affected and construction experts, we've identified a solution which is helping to empower those communities worst hit by the disaster. That solution is a special type of brick. In a country where inhabitants are often remotely located, transportation costs can sometimes exceed the price of the materials; these bricks are a game-changer. They're easy to produce, sustainable and made from local materials.
The production of this brick also offers livelihood opportunities for these families. Training in brick-making is just a small part of the picture; our resource centres also help them to join together and buy materials in bulk at lower costs, and ultimately sell their products at a fair price.
By taking 50 seconds to give a gift today, you could provide more communities with the skills, materials and tools needed to construct earthquake-resilient homes and rebuild a better future.