Inadequate shelter is a detriment, pulling down those living in poverty. Virtually all of Haiti, much of other Caribbean populations, twenty-five percent of Latin America, seventy percent of sub-Saharan Africa and fifty percent of South Asia are living in extremely substandard housing. Slum dwellers face death caused by water borne and respiratory illnesses. There is a great need to improve their living conditions. Adequate and sustainable housing is crucial in our urbanizing world. According to the UN, our world has 1.6 billion people living in substandard housing and 100 million homeless. During the next thirty years, those living in slums will increase to nearly two billion unless action is taken.
Domes For the World was organized in 2005 as an NGO who would take Monolithic dome based structures and communities to serve people world wide. It has participated directly in projects and has been the “backbone” resource in project development and delivery for other NGOs in worldwide projects. DFTW provides design services, local training in construction means and methods, project management, material/ equipment sourcing, and general administrative support. DFTW was founded and is supported by industry professionals. (Continued…)
Both private and public donations are accepted and have been made by such luminaries as:
• Emaar Properties
• Ekker Design Build
• Semnani Foundation
• Won-G, Real Sovage Inc.
• Sleman Regency on Java, Indonesia
• WANGO World Association of Non-Governmental
• WHALE Center
• Friends of the United Nations
• Village of Hope
• Profiles in Caring
Individual Donations from $10 to $3000 also sustain DFTW’s ongoing efforts to build affordable housing. (Continued…)
While DFTW has the capacity to build Monolithic Domes, the cornerstone of our business plan is the EcoShell because of ease of construction and the ability of any community to learn and adopt the technology as their own. (Continued…)
The Domes For The World Foundation’s mission is to improve the lives of people worldwide through the introduction and construction of EcoShells and Monolithic Domes for personal and public use. (Continued…)