Big demand for clay houses in Namibia

The Clay House Project in the city of Otjiwarongo, Namibia announced that they would receive applications for the clay houses for next year on the 17th of October. At 7:30 am. already up to 40 people were waiting with the money in their hands to make the down payment and little by little more people made their way to the CHP office. As the quota of the project for next year are just 40 houses, more than half of the aspirants had to be rejected, all of these being families with small income that had saved a considerable amount of money to qualify for a clay house. These houses are semi-subsidized although the subsidy is getting smaller every year. The project is desperately looking for financing to enlarge their activities.



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Orlando Espinosa
Civil Engineer
Spanish, Russian, some English.
Equipment development, MCR workshop installation, operative project implementation


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