Read all about it on Facebook at the above link. They also have some great pictures of the Ubuntu-blox house we were a consultant on in their compound.
The great thing about ubuntublox is it is open source. That means the idea belongs to the world. Anyone can do anything with it because no one can own it. Haiti Communitere decided their vision of ubuntublox was to have the factory at their compound and have all the blocks built there. The community brings the material to the compound, uses the equipment, and takes their blocks homes to build with them.
We are not only consulting with Haiti Communitere we are also working with a group that is wanting to build a factories in the communities.
Ubuntublox is such a wonderful thing.
It looks like today that the women will start processing material and making blocks. Monday went as planned, the women were given an introduction to Ubuntu-blox from collection of materials to building a house with the finished blocks. We were expecting 24 women and only 18 actually showed up. We consider that a good turnout.
Monday while the women were here they were getting messages to hurry up and come home because of unrest in the community. Cite Soleil has about 300,000 residents. Our women are from different communities in that community. When there is unrest everyone wants to be close to home. The day ended early and yesterday was canceled because of the unrest.
The women are building a block with one of the two machines we made last summer while here.
We will be arriving in Haiti about 3 p.m. cst today the 11th of August. We will be staying at the GRU compound in Port au Prince. Grass Roots United dot org
The goal is to build two machines for making blocks and setting up production of blocks. Eventually there will be a model of a Haitian home built with Ubuntu-blox at the compound. We will be posting updates as often as we can.