In Search for “A Better Solution”
With recent natural disasters hitting many countries, people have lost their lives, their homes and their loved ones. Earthquakes, floods, and typhoons have left victims homeless and hopeless. Often times, poor housing construction is a major reason for unstable and collapsible homes during these calamities.
Personally witnessing the effects of devastation on the Philippines, IHHELPP President Rene Doria and Vice President Paul Staples travelled to China in search for “A Better Solution”: quality and affordable disaster-proof home construction methods and products to be used in the Philippines and other countries that need them the most.
Doria and Staples met with companies on board with IHHELPP’s search of a solution for fallible housing construction. Doria and Staples met with architects and engineers in assessing effective machinery for material production.
“We are working with some very smart people and extremely successful companies to help us design products and machinery for the task,” Staples says. Doria and Staples admit that the poor and the needy suffer the most in the wake of natural disasters. “These people lose their homes and lack resources to rebuild them,” Doria says. The challenge now is making methods and machinery affordable for the poor. However, Doria and Staples are confident in finding a solution. IHHELP is currently working with the Philippine government in testing materials and acquiring approval for its disaster-proof technology operations and production. The China trip was a necessary success for IHHELPP’s continued fulfillment of its housing mission. “This is no small assignment,” Staples says. “We're talking about saving lives here! We have already built two disaster resistant homes for typhoon victims in the Philippines with the Boy Scouts in just over a day, so we know it can be done!”
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