Eco-Shelter is a social enterprise with a mission to provide a safe, affordable, and ecological roofing alternative for low-income households in India
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
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
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
The least expensive roofing options leak, corrode, crack, and can even collapse
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.