Shelters for anti social homeless peopel

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Shelters for anti social homeless peopel

DenmarkAarhus, Denmark
Organization type: 
nonprofit/ngo/citizen sector
Budget: 
< $1,000
Project Summary
Elevator Pitch

Concise Summary: Help us pitch this solution! Provide an explanation within 3-4 short sentences.

Getting homeless people of the streets.
Helping the weakest of those living on the edge of society.

About Project

Problem: What problem is this project trying to address?

a lot of homeless people in Denmark are on the streets because of psychic problems, and a lot of these people are anti social, and cant cope with the night shelters where a lot of homeless people sleep.

Solution: What is the proposed solution? Please be specific!

To make it easier for these people to get of the cold ground and under shelter i have designed small wooden shelters. The form of the shelters are proportioned for sitting, sleeping and standing outside. The crooked form is suppose to give awareness to the fact that homeless people are a part of our society. To make this a social project, the houses are to be build by carpenter-students as a construction project.
Sustainability

Marketplace: Who else is addressing the problem outlined here? How does the proposed project differ from these approaches?

As my project is non-profit, the more the merrier.!
About You
Background Information
First Name

Mette

Last Name

Vestergaard

The competition is only open to people between 18-34 years-old and resident in UK, Ireland, Sweden, Denmark or the Netherlands. Does this apply to you

Yes.

Country of residence of entrepreneur

Denmark

Tell us about your personal background. Why are you passionate about this issue? Making an idea a reality takes innovation, dedication and strong leadership. Do you have the necessary entrepreneurial skills to realize your vision?

I am studying Industrial and furniture design at school of architecture in Aarhus.
I have worked whit sustainability on a few projects. I am specially interested in social sustainability and helping people to help them selves.

About Your Organization
Organization Name
Organization Country

, AR

Country where this project is creating social impact

, AR, Aarhus

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Innovation
The Model: Walk us through a specific example of how your solution makes a difference; include your primary activities

Outdoor shelters, one person only, will make a differences for the homeless people who would otherwise sleep on the street ore on a bench. To me, sustainability is a lot about "the better choice" whether it is using fsc-wood instead of illegal wood, ore giving a homelessn person a better place to sleep.

Select the stage that best applies to your business

Operating for 1-5 years

Social Impact
What is the social impact you have had to date and how you measure it?

As the project is still on paper only, the project have only been used to start discussion about homeless people, why they are homeless and what kinde of problems they deal whit.

What barriers might hinder the success of your business? How do you plan to overcome them?

the problem might be an unwillingness to help these people, because op an opinion that they should just get of the streets. The problem is awareness, and the solution might be to tell more about the homeless lives.

Sustainability
How does your model address financial, social, and environmental sustainability?

The financial aspect of this project will be based on organisations only, it is not suppose to generate money for me ore anyone else, but to generate a better and more healthy alternative to the people who live on the edge of our society.

Awareness & learning
How do you see social entrepreneurship contributing to the improvement of developing countries?
What aspects of your stay in Uganda as part of the competition do you think you will find most challenging and rewarding?