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Development of appropriate housing within a local housing market
Smart Havens Africa Housing offers, a “Whole Systems Design” to address the housing deficit sustainably.We Build appropriate Eco-friendly, housing Using locally produced green material Interlocking stabilized blocks.
Our homes are equipped with renewable energy including Rain water Harvesting systems and Bio-digestors to provide an environmentally sustainable Roof for people at the base of the pyramid .
Women in particular are empowered to become owners of a plot of land by formalising-ownership/titling of their land & technically & financially supported along the journey of home ownership
Supporting the training of Women-masons &entrepreneurs
We are a social enterprise that contributes to community development by integrating families to the self-production of decent and ecological housing, thus generating green employment opportunities for young women, masons, self-builders,
We also provide opportunities for young women and Youth who want to take up a carrier in affordable housing sector by providing appropriate training and apprenticeship opportunities
Creating economic opportunities by encouraging those involved in the housing market to take up this solution
We create economic opportunities by encouraging those involved in the housing market to take up this solution.
Rather than building houses directly, Smart Havens Africa creates and supports a local market in which local Women,masons, apprentices, businesses and clients can operate.
our scalable model ensures that our Clients can own an asset,enjoy stable lives,&still maintain sufficient disposable income to meet other necessities of life
Customer Signs Up into Smart Havens Program.
Each customer that signs up receives an integral housing solution that comprises of full Technical and financial support
Once tailored technical &Financial support to meet the specific housing need of each participating low-moderate income family is provided.The client makes a choice on the program and financing that fits his needs.
Either the Self Build , SHA Build or the Outright Home ownership.
The Self Build Financing Scheme is a pay-as-you-go-model whereby our clients are able to save and buy ISSB blocks on a monthly basis.Clients can save for package as low as US$10 to US$150 per month over a two to seven year period
For SHA Build finacing scheme,Smart Havens Africa uses the Rent to Own Model to help people on low to moderate income to find an affordable home. The scheme builds new houses and lets them to families at below market rents. Families have option of choosing whether to rent with an option to buy after a certain period or not. .
4. Home Ownership
Home Ownership for those at the Base of the Pyramid is the outright goal of Smart Havens Africa.