Program AreaPoverty Alleviation & Economic Development
Location of ImpactIndia, Nepal
Headquarters LocationSingapore, Singapore
Product PlatformsHardware, Open Source
Budget$0 to $500,000
Founder DemographicsRacial or Ethnicity Minority
At billionBricks, we aim to improve the quality of life of the homeless by providing access to shelter. We not only consider buildings as shelters, but as tools for capacity-building and empowerment. billionBricks' recent project, WinterHYDE, is a life-saving, fully-insulated, lightweight shelter that provides maximum privacy and protects a family of five from the cold. It is woman-friendly and enables a single-person, tool-less installation within 15 minutes and does not need any anchoring. It works both in urban areas and can be deployed fast during emergencies. WinterHYDE has been user tested in India and is ready for production and deployment.