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Published on Dec 31, 2016
There are over 10 million refugees living in sub-standard shelters across the globe. Good Works Studio, a Houston-based social enterprise, is committed to improving the living conditions for these families in simple, cost-effective ways. We are currently piloting our insulated, affordable flooring system in refugee camps along the Syrian border with the UNHCR and funding from USAID and are working with MSF (Doctors Without Borders) to adapt these floors for field hospitals in Greece. Next year we will launch a new product, a series of connectors that will allow families to create shelters out of recycled billboard vinyl and found objects (lumber, blocks, poles, etc.). This will be a dramatic improvement for families empowering them to create more durable, comfortable shelters for themselves. We expect to prototype and test these new connectors extensively before we commit to high capacity, injection molds. This 3D printer will allow us to be highly efficient and effective as we launch this new endeavor.