Over 33% of the world’s population lives in poverty and in minimal shelter
Making an impact One Village at a time
Providing housing to support a brighter future
Every child deserves a place to call HOME
What is an Abōd?
Inspired by one woman’s story, ignited by need, Abod Shelters are designed by caring, professional architects to be aesthetically pleasing, functional, sustainable and easily customized. Plus, they can be built in one day!
Announcing an open call for sponsors to support the “Abod Shelters Village of the Future” Global Campaign. Join a growing community of U.S. and worldwide partners taking action to improve housing for needy populations around the world.
We seek partners who share common beliefs. Welcoming private or public corporations, organizations, foundations, or cities worldwide to help deliver solutions for better housing and communities for needy families around the world.
Once upon a time, a chance meeting ignited a powerful purpose. On a trip to Soweta, South Africa, Doug Sharp, seasoned architect, experienced the extremes of poverty but was moved by the pride one woman showed in her shack.
The Difference a “Home” Makes in a Child’s Life
A home provides protection. Without the security of a home children are more vulnerable to exploitation and abuse.
A home is safe and free from hazards. Homeless children develop increased rates of acute and chronic health conditions
A home is a basic human right. A home supports emotional well-being which is linked to happiness and life satisfaction.
A home nurtures learning. The stress of a poor living situation can negatively affect development and the ability to learn.
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