Despite attempts to address the housing crisis, there are currently 2.1 million households living informally in South Africa.
Andrea Bolnick's Ikhayalami organisation creates housing units that are affordable to the very poor, fire and flood retardant, easy to transport and quick to build. She has also introduced irrigation, scope for community gardening, sewage systems, solar power and hot running water to communities who live off the grid.
Goals and objectives
Andrea is already influencing urban planning at the University of Cape Town and challenging government to implement similar solutions that lower the risk of fire, theft, flooding and domestic violence.