About

C-re-aid, established in 2012, is an architectural NGO dedicated to exploring the possibilities of responsible building practices and materials; to promote long-term socio-economic and environmental improvement across Tanzania. - Learn more about C-re-aid's strategy.

 

This mission is implemented through the different branches of C-re-aid. These include: Thorough research on alternative sustainable building techniques, realising construction projects, empowering local craftsmen through workshops, in addition to training students in the field of sustainable architecture. - Learn more about the C-re-aid branches.

 

We achieve our objectives through close collaboration with village leaders, our partner communities and NGOs; as well as our international network of beneficiaries and universities. - Learn more about C-re-aid's partners.

 

Our multinational team is fully committed to the consistent development of the organisation and its braches; in order to achieve the operational goals. - Learn more about the C-re-aid team.

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Poverty

Both the material change and the process of a project can contribute to positive transformations within social relations and across different categories that we use to define poverty.
Hereby it can potentially achieve a positive result for the family to escape or avoid poverty.

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Health

We believe that the process of a project and the realized architecture plays an important role in the future of the physical and social health of the inhabitants.

A combination of sustainable materials and a clever design can deliver a healthy house and increased self-esteem.

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Cities

Populations are growing every day and unavoidable the need for affordable housing grows along.

C-re-aid is working hard to tackle the major challenge to achieve affordable and low-cost housing that is not compromising on quality or environment.

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Climate

Construction industry is a major consumer of non-renewable resources and is responsible for a large part of CO2 emissions. The use of local and ecological materials contribute to positive climate actions. C-re-aid develops alternative building techniques to raise awareness and inspire communities to promote an ecological building culture.

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"Throughout my academic career (Architecture and Anthropology) I had always been intrigued by vernacular architecture, and how this collides with modern day developments. It wasn’t until I arrived in Tanzania in 2010 that this particular interest turned into reality. Voluntary work and my position as co-founder of PLOT.form inspired me to further explore the possibilities of architecture in Tanzania. Eventually, this continuous (re)search led to the establishment of C-re-aid in 2012. Since then, C-re-aid has been working actively as an NGO in and around Moshi and, by extension, the entire Kilimanjaro region. Recently, we decided to open an office in Zanzibar to broaden our operational scope; and discover the wide range of possibilities the island has to offer."

 

Freya Candel

Founder & Executive Director of C-re-aid

A B O U T _C- RE- AID

 

S U S T A I N A B L E _D E V E L O P M E N T _G O A L S

 

C-re-aid’s work promoting the integration of sustainable, ecological and affording construction methods and materials within rural Tanzanian communities, simultaneously contributes towards the fulfilment of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals. Scroll over the images below, to access a short summary of each objective.