Around the world, the consumption and use of products stored in PET bottles (Polyethylene Terephthalate Bottles) are convenient for manufacturers and consumers; however, after their intended use, many wind up in landfills or where waste management is a challenge, in streets, riverbanks and oceans, leaving a heavy toll on the environment. In the poverty-stricken country of Haiti, environmental pollution issues present the perfect opportunity for AKOUNOUKA to initiate an intelligent and sound reuse of plastic bottles - building affordable homes for the needy!
PET Bottle construction has many benefits:
It requires little previous construction knowledge
Materials are lightweight and easily transportable into remote areas
Interior temperatures remain between 65 - 75 degrees Fahrenheit year around
So What is PET Bottle Construction? Take a look at the video below to get a better understanding of this method that is transforming impoverished communities around the world.
[video credit: Samarpan Foundation]
With knowledge comes responsibility. AKOUNOUKA has the responsibility to carry this knowledge into communities in Haiti where lives can be positively transformed. Houses, Schools, Health Clinics and more can be constructed at a fraction of the traditional cost and improve the quality of life for Haitians living on the island. With our PBB Campaign (PET Bottle Building Campaign), we can revive neighborhoods, villages and communities - Will you partner with us?