DFTW Foundation is a nonprofit, 501©(3) tax status organization that provides the training, tools and methods for constructing superior shelters and complete community systems, both urban and rural, for the world’s most needy. Monolithic EcoShells and Monolithic Domes are at the heart of those methods.
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. (Continued…)