The newspaper's article chronicled Innovations Housing's expansion into East Africa.
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.
Noah Birech holds a stabilized soil brick he made in Nanyuki, Kenya.
Jim Koenigsaecker of Innovations Housing and Noah Birech at a home in Nanyuki, Kenya built with stabilized soil bricks made by Noah.
Noah Birech at a school in Nanyuki, Kenya built with stabilized soil bricks made by Noah.
Jim Koenigsaecker of Innovations Housing testing a stabilized soil brick in Arusha, Tanzania.
Judith Nsamba walks past an extension built with stabilized soil bricks at a school in Kyebando, Uganda.