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Rural Development - The need for Rural Developers

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Rural Development - The need for Rural Developers One of the biggest and most crucial issue facing the African Continent is that of urbanisation. Daily people leave their rural villages lured by the prospects of a better life in the city. Yet, this does not happen and more and more cities and city dwellers are struggling under the pressures of "City Living". "Work" to provide "Food" and "Shelter" - this is the basis of survival. If there is no "work" "crime" is one of the next options.

Africa is a rapidly urbanising continent, which according to the UN Habitat, is increasing at a rate of 230,000 people who are moving into cities across Africa each week. Currently, sub-Saharan Africa alone has an estimated housing deficit of 30 million units and every year, the backlog of houses across Africa’s 54 countries collectively increases by 4 million houses.
With the population of the African continent expected to reach a staggering 2 b…

moladi construction technology

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moladi construction technologyDecent affordable housing is one of the key factors in the fight
against poverty and social exclusion. It is not just about putting a roof over
someone’s head. Academic research proves that access to a clean and stable home implicates an improvement in security, health and education.
With the motto “Train the unemployed to build for the homeless” moladi combines construction with economic development to bring about change.
Saving the environment, implementing vernacular architecture using available
resources and raw materials, drastically reducing manufacturing and transport
cost – Encouraging rural development to counter urbanisation.
For more information - Social Innovation for the Bottom of the Pyramid
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