Disruptive Change Maker - moladi

Disruptive Change Maker-moladi


 
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Moladi – Disruptive innovation in affordable housing construction technology
 

Decent housing is one of the key factors in the fight against poverty and social exclusion. It is not just about putting a roof over someone’s head. Academic research proves that access to a clean and stable home implicates an improvement in security, health and education. Moladi, a South African based company, makes housing accessible to low-income people through innovative and eco-friendly technology. The Moladi system consists of a reusable and recyclable plastic  formwork mould, which is filled with mortar (stone less concrete) and a special concrete additive. The formwork can be reused up to 50 times. According to the founder Hennie Botes, the brick-less walls can withstand all types of weather. The formwork is lightweight allowing easy transportation.
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Due to the simplicity in design and the repetitive application scheme, construction costs can be reduced significantly. The Moladi model is not only cost-effective but fast to.  Botes comments that the wall structure of a house can be completed within one day. A further plus point, especially in remote areas, is that the construction does not require heavy machinery or electricity. With the motto “Train the unemployed to build for the homeless” Moladi combines construction with economic development. The company offers training locally for the unemployed thereby creating jobs and empowering the community as a whole. Due to the simplicity of the approach, construction techniques and skills can be transferred in a short time. In this way, the communities benefit from affordable shelter and skilled entrepreneurs (in the area of low-cost housing) at the same time, resulting in a technology that creates "disrupted change".  The . Moladi’s success in over 20 countries shows that affordable housing is an important key in finding solutions to promoting security and alleviating poverty. For more information on Disruptive Change Maker - moladi visit http://moladi.com Keywords - Disruptive Innovation, Disruptive Technology, Disruptive Change Maker, moladi, invention, new, design, Changemaker, futuristic, development, green building

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