DesignAid in Tunisia: Mashreq Shams

DesignAid in Tunisia: Mashreq Shams
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Mashreq' Shams is located in a desert area of central Tunisia.The local community lacks natural and man made resources.People drink stale water from waterholes and drains. Medical services are far, and most people have never been seen by a doctor. There are no jobs, and people are very poor.The Tunis based NGO «Un toit pour tous» has started building homes and redesign homes with rain collectors. The plan is to drill wells for clean water.DesignAid aims to co-create locally sourced and handmade products that can be sold nationally and internationally to generate steady income for this community in a fair trade system.Map of the area: More information: