Women take the lead in Orwetoveni

Women are highly present in a squatter upgrading program in Namibia, taking on everything from organizational tasks, to making clay bricks for their houses, learning new trades such as tile-making and metal working. They are setting new standards for what can be accomplished. One of the male group leaders at the Clay House Project said that tiles are better made by women, as they are more careful and take the job seriously. “We men have to compete with the women. We have to become better.” 

150.000 cool tiles 


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Orlando Espinosa
Civil Engineer
Spanish, Russian, some English.
Equipment development, MCR workshop installation, operative project implementation


Teja de MicroConcreto
MicroConcrete Roofing Tile machine
The tevi model TM5 may works with a 12V inverter or with solar panels or a car batery, by itself. A well trained, 2-people team, can produce up to 350 tiles per day
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