Eco-Shelter

Eco-Shelter is a social enterprise with a mission to provide a safe, affordable, and ecological roofing alternative for low-income households in India

 
 
The cracking ceiling of a home with a roof made of Asbestos Cement Corrugated Sheets.

The cracking ceiling of a home with a roof made of Asbestos Cement Corrugated Sheets.

 

Why Roofs?

Shelter is a basic human need. Of all of the elements of shelter, the roof is arguably the most important as it provides protection from the sun, rain, and other harsh environmental conditions. A quality roof can offer a sense of security, dignity, and pride in one's home.

 
 

Current options are

Hazardous

Roofs can become breeding grounds for disease transmitting insects, contain toxic elements such as asbestos, or can make a home so hot it becomes deadly

Expensive

Repairing and maintaining a roof of sub-optimal material is time-intensive and can become costly. More durable options come with price tags which are unaffordable for poor households

Unreliable

The least expensive roofing options leak, corrode, crack, and can even collapse

 

Solution

Eco-Shelter is bringing a safe, affordable, and ecological roofing material to market. Our improved roofing material is derived from bamboo, a natural, renewable, and carbon sequestering resource.

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