Kounkuey Design Initiative

nonprofit/ngo/citizen sector

KOUNKUEY DESIGN INITIATIVE (KDI) transforms impoverished communities by collaborating with residents to create low-cost, high-impact built environments (Productive Public Spaces) that improve their daily lives. Begun in 2006, KDI is an innovative international partnership specializing in the practices of architecture, landscape architecture, engineering, and urban planning. KDI believes that participatory planning and design are key to sustainable development.

Future Village NEPAL

nonprofit/ngo/citizen sector

Future Village is a sustainable development project operating education, health, livelihood projects in a Nepalese village. Project CHANCE will allow vulnerable locals in an obliterated area another shot at poverty alleviation and disaster management via citizen participation in community building.

Médicos de Casas


There are three main areas in our initiative:
1. Professional assistance for home improvements for families living in poverty
2. Bathroom and kitchen improvements to enable access to public sewers and drinking water
3. Based on a local community development model to ensure sustainability



EcoBricks is a for-profit social venture that manufactures bricks from recycled plastic. We create jobs to mitigate unemployment and we develop low cost and eco-friendly bricks that can help people with low resources have a home in Chocó, Colombia.



Ce projet consiste à construire un site de création solidaire selon la technique du SuperAdobe et travailler avec du matériel et des matières recyclés.
Grâce à cette technique, le site pourra comporter un pôle d'hébergement et d'insertion allié à plusieurs ateliers de production artisanale.