Ubuntu Design Group exists to solve design and financial inclusion problems of low-income communities around the world.
Our mission is to empower inadequately sheltered families to overcome socio-economic challenges, through an innovative and collaborative process of designing the future of their home and community.
The Mtshali family had been living in a one room space that had been borrowed to them for over eight years. The family of three had lost their house in a storm, which forced them to split up into separate accommodation. They arranged to have their son live with his aunt so that his childhood would not be traumatised with the living arrangement they found themselves in.
Ubuntu partnered with the Mtshali family to design and build a safe and accessible home, which incorporates a commercial space. The house has 2 bedrooms, a kitchen, a disabled friendly bathroom and a commercial space; which is currently being used as a day-care centre by the Mtshali family.
Ways to Partner with Us.
Impact investors lend a 25% down payment– to be returned without interest in one year.
Surety partners underwrite Ubuntu’s mortgages, in the case of unresolvable default.
With $20,000 you can build an entire home and provide shelter and financial sustainability for a family.