Angola: Production of doors and windows for low-cost housing
|Project location:||Huambo, Angola|
|Project Budget:||EUR 1,500,000|
|External financing:||PSI Programma|
|Project period:||January 2013 to July 2015|
Since the end of the war in 2002, many refugees and internally displaced people have returned to Angola. However, they have returned to the empty fields as the un-maintained mud brick homes are gone. As such, the demand for housing is a high priority in the redevelopment process.
Habitec from Angola is a ‘social enterprise’ and manufacturer of furniture for schools that are being rebuilt by the government of Angola. Habitec with its South African partner Cheswood have made plans to establish a joint venture and invest in a joinery dedicated to the production of standard-size doors, door frames and windows, in particular targeting the low-cost housing market. The joinery will use timber from sustainable plantations, mainly eucalyptus in the Huambo region and provide direct employment.