Goal 11 of the UN SDGs emphasizes building sustainable human settlements. 21% of households in India are in urgent need of housing and another 46% are living in inadequate conditions. Lack of affordable housing has created a vicious cycle of disease, illiteracy, unemployment, crime and gender-based violence.
WeRise aims to build community-driven sustainable housing for marginalized communities based on an innovative, scalable model.
Unsafe environment for women and children
Exposure to natural elements
Ignorance about government schemes
Social Housing Model
Providing equipment and guidance to enable individuals from marginalized communities to fulfill their dreams of building a home.
Access to Government Schemes and Micro-finance options for those who fall beyond the realm of organized finance.
Making the direct efforts of the beneficiaries an integral part of the construction process, resulting in pride of ownership and reduced costs.
Using locally sourced recyclable materials and green technology to create highly efficient homes with a smaller carbon footprint.
Creating a strong foundation for supportive communities through spaces designed for social gatherings and education and training of children and adults.
BUILDING SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES
Nivasa, an architectural NGO based in Bangalore, designs WeRise homes keeping in mind economic, environmental and social sustainability factors while also taking care of the construction management.
Gramaantara, a community-based local NGO helps WeRise in community interaction and in its liaison with government.
Out of the 17 goals set by the United Nations, WeRise addresses 5 of them.
Good Health and Well Being
WeRise homes are designed to be clean and green, with ample sunlight and natural ventilation.
Affordable and Clean Energy
WeRise plans to bring in E-Shala which has classes projected on a big screen using solar-powered projectors.
Sustainable Cities and Communities
An inclusive model designed to build sustainable human settlements and allied infrastructure in rural locations in India.
Bricks made using silt deposited in nearby lakes, which rejuvenates it by increasing its capacity and helps in recharging groundwater.
Partnerships for Goals
Collaborations with Carlo Ratti Association of Italy and other partners from design, construction and finance sectors for the purpose of building optimized homes.
Cost / Home
of a home
Time taken to
build a home
to build a home
- 2 villages
- 60 homes
- 300-360 Direct Beneficiaries
- Low Carbon footprint homes
- Grants from Goverment ₹ 1.79 lacs
- ₹ 22Lacs ($34K) raised out of ₹ 70 Lacs (109$K) required
- 18 homes to be handed over by Oct’18
- 42 homes to be handed over by Mar’19