[Ethiopia] Real Relief unveils Lifeshelter, an innovative low cost housing solution
Real Relief has announced the launch of Lifeshelter®, a unique shelter and rehousing solution based on an innovative concept that is ideal for rapid temporary rehousing in emergency situations, as well as being re-purposed for permanent housing.
Lifeshelter® is a durable, modular, cost effective and reusable rehousing solution that meets a wide variety of shelter needs. Utilizing advanced technology, designed by Danish company EverShelter ApS, Real Relief will market, manufacture and sell Lifeshelter® worldwide.
The Lifeshelter® design is based on utilizing a well-insulated, curved construction panel. The patent-pending concept is simple and suitable for a wide range of purposes.
The self-supporting shelter is easy to erect, even without skilled labor, and does not require any special tools. Long term, the shelters can be disassembled, transported and re-utilized as a roof structure, or as insulation, in permanent dwellings.
The March 8th event in Megado Kenyan Borena Refugee camp will be attended by several high level officials from national and international organisations.
"In addition to Real Relief´s joint effort with EverShelter to bring Lifeshelter® to the worldwide aid and relief market, we have also been working in collaboration with ACTION FOR THE NEEDY IN Ethiopia who is our local implementing partner at the Megado Kenyan Borena Refugee Camp.
Here Lifeshelter® will be erected and displayed as a show-room and test-site for interested. It's the first time a Lifeshelter® is being introduced to the Ethiopian market and we look forward to introducing the product's features as well as the social and economic benefits.
We believe that Lifeshelter® provides not just a shelter, but a real home," said Sampath Krish, Corporate Production Manager of Real Relief.
According to our local partner Action for the needy in Ethiopia "Lifeshelter® is a good solution for Ethiopia in the current efforts of rehousing refugees. The durability, resilience, shape, insulation and simple construction system makes it a 'quick fix' in the prevailing emergency circumstance. One shelter is approximately 18 square meters and can provide housing for a family. The solution considers the life situation of people in displacement and restores dignity while contributing to a slightly more reasonable daily life for its occupants. The design is modular, making it adaptable to the size of the family and easy to pack up and bring along, should the volatility of life in displacement demand the same."
Real Relief supplies a large variety of relief items. Our life-saving and life-improving products are: The innovative Lifeshelter®, a long-term rehousing solution where one structure replaces the subsequent needs for multiple housing solutions from emergency tents to transitional housing and permanent homes.
Boilex™ Ultraclean Stove, which offers a clean cooking environment and ultimately prevents potentially lethal respiratory diseases. Safepad™, the antimicrobial & reusable sanitary pad, designed to provide a safe and infection free experience while in use.
Firestopper, the non-toxic/water-based fire extinguisher which can be used in any angle and immediately extinguishes fires in solids, liquids, cooking oil, electrical installations, fire victims and fire on persons' clothes. DuraNet®, Long Lasting Insecticide Incorporated Mosquito Net (LLIN), designed for prevention/control of malaria and other vector borne diseases. Furthermore we supply RDT-kits, Lifewell Water Filters and NFIs. At Real Relief we offer exactly what we promise.!
We promise governments, relief agencies, NGO's, faith-based organizations and private sector donors that we will continue to challenge existing value chains, to provide more relief to more people.
We will innovate technologies and rethink distribution methods and efficiently apply these new competences to building sustainable relief market capabilities. But even more important we promise to the world, that we will be relentless in our pursuit for excellence and passionately work for honest people with good intentions, bringing real relief to those who need it the most.