Affordable housing is rare in Jamaica. As a result one in three Jamaicans is a squatter and others lack
the means to build proper homes, particularly vendors and small farmers.
Through his company E3Designs and Construction, Edward’s Project 2030 initiative aims to improve the housing stock of those who earn less than $5000 Jamaican per week. Working in Edward’s home parish of St. Mary, the project refurbishes houses at a total cost of $80,000 which goes into repairing roofs, floors and windows. Edward has also been working hard to gain the support of MPs, the National Youth Council and other expert organisations to secure volunteers, funding and consulting support.
Fundraising charity dinners and fashion shows are also in the pipeline.
Goals and objectives
Edward’s target is to build an additional 24 homes, which, he believes, will add to the development of Jamaica by helping those from poor backgrounds realise their dreams of owning a home.
He also hopes to expand the project into other parts of the island.