To provide affordable housing for all seasons using tents.

To provide affordable housing for all seasons using tents.

Organization type: 
nonprofit/ngo/citizen sector
$10,000 - $50,000
Project Summary
Elevator Pitch

Concise Summary: Help us pitch this solution! Provide an explanation within 3-4 short sentences.

This enterprise will need the involvement of all strata of society to succeed. The involvement of both the public (government) and private (business and non-business) are crucial to the success of this enterprise. Seed capital is needed to start it. It addresses the inadequacy and affordability problems of housing. Tents can provide the answer to asset-building - low-cost with speed construction.

About You
Section 1: About You
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Section 2: About Your Organization
Is your initiative connected to an established organization?

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How long has this organization been operating?

Less than a year

Your idea
Country your work focuses on
What makes your innovation unique?

This proven concept was implemented with great success when Prophet Moses moved and housed over 4 millions of Jews out of Egypt! Coupled with today’s advancements in tent-making, logistics set-ups and transportation, these will help to provide almost immediate assistance to urgent needs in accommodation. Innovational enhancements will include use of solar-to-electrical energy, water filtration systems and waste disposal systems.

Do you have a patent for this idea?

Tell us about the social impact of your innovation. Please include both numbers and stories as evidence of this impact

Immediate housing relief to disasters’ sufferers, mid to long term relief to the homeless. An opportunity for the haves to help the have-nots in housing. RIO Centre will be the one stop centre as well as the clearing house for this project. All needs and supplies will be facilitated by this organisation working with the government, private sector, suppliers or any interested parties in this project.

Problem: Describe the primary problem(s) that your innovation is addressing

This innovation addresses the problem of affordable housing of the world at large especially the homeless regardless of the circumstances. Overcoming the Main Barriers: dearth of complemmentary goods ( e.g. land and infrastructure), low individual purchasing power, limited access to housing finance, inadequate current product offerings, and limited access to housing finance.

Actions: Describe the steps that you are taking to make your innovation a success. Include a description of the business model. What might prevent that success?

Tents for Humanity” will be the management centre to coordinate the procurement and distribution of tents. A business plan will be developed on approval of the concept. Financial resources will likely be the major deterrence to the success of this project.

Results: Describe the expected results of these actions over the next three years. Please address each year separately, if possible

In a nutshell, this project will be tested for its viability by piloting in Malaysia. On successful testing, replication will take place to all countries of the world by having “Tents for Humanity” representative office respectively. An Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system will link all offices established globally. The 3 years project will be monitored using a Project Management subsystem of the ERP.

How many people will your project serve annually?

What is the average monthly household income in your target community, in US Dollars?

$100 ‐ 1000

Does your innovation seek to have an impact on public policy?


If your innovation seeks to impact public policy, how?

The public will be able to provide temporary housing solutions to displaced persons by poverty or due to natural disasters until a more permanent solution is found.

What stage is your Social Enterprise in?

Idea phase

Does your organization have a board of directors or an advisory board?


Does your organization have a non monetary partnerships with NGOs?


Does your organization have a non monetary partnerships with businesses?


Does your organization have a non monetary partnerships with government?


Please tell us more about how partnerships could be critical to the success of your Social Enterprise

Partnerships with both the public and private sectors will be able to provide the necessary resources for the sourcing, procurement , transportation and coordination of tents to needed locations and receipients.

We would like to learn more about how your initiative is financially supported. Please explain your business plan/revenue model

The development of “Tents for Humanity” representative offices to all nations of the world linked globally by a computer system with activities supported by related resources to staff and manage the humanitarian roles. All related resources will be from both the public and private sectors and managed ethically regardless of race, religion or creed. Grants and donations and other forms of aid are welcomed. Beneficiaries are to contribute as much as they can voluntarily in kind or in other forms. Other sources of funding are from international supporting entities and from religious communities. Financial sustainability will be dependent on availability of resources garnered. Ownership of tents are proposed to be by outright loan and repayable through easy payment schemes over flexible period of time. Purchase of tents are to be for needs' basis and not for business transaction, rent or sell otherwise to prevent abuse.

The Story
What was the defining moment that led you to this innovation?

Inspiration from the Bible – How Prophet Moses move and housed over 4 million people over 40 years in the desert!

Tell us about the person—the social innovator—behind this idea.

Prophet Moses of the Holy Book.

How did you first hear about Changemakers?

Web Search (e.g., Google or Yahoo)

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