Project Healthy Dorms

PeoplePods addresses the lack of healthy housing near industrial parks. We provide dignified and sustainable dorms for female workers, lease space to employers and take industrial parks as investors

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PeoplePods Philippines

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Social Ventures Hong Kong

Social Ventures Hong Kong is a venture philanthropic organization, aiming to provide support to Social Purpose Organizations or Social Enterprises in Hong Kong.

Market of Implementation

  • Philippines

Problem

One of the communities in the base of the pyramid in the Philippines include the hundreds of thousands of underprivileged women who relocate from small islands to work in industrial zones/special economic zones (SEZs) (“industrial parks”). 70%-80% of employees in these parks are female. Most are breadwinners of their families who remit savings back to their rural home provinces. Due to lack of formal accommodation options in the industrial parks, most migrant workers currently share unsafe, unsanitary mixed-gender apartments with multiple people per room through informal accommodation options provided by local homeowners. Female migrant workers face health and safety issues due to housing insecurity. The health and safety issues disproportionately impact female migrant workers and have been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Solution

Each PeoplePods-designed building can offset 1,459 Tons of CO2e emissions due to negating the need for shuttles, centralizing appliances, roof-top solar, and minimizing concrete use. We also aim to help traditional real estate developers (industrial parks or local apartment developers) integrate environmental sustainability into their core operations. This can be done indirectly through industry leadership as the first mover in the industrial housing segment or directly via the minimum standards for local apartment developers to sign onto our web-based booking platform.

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