Every person deserves a safe place to call home. Driven by this belief, Spiritual Chords invests time into planning shelter designs to reconstruct damaged or destroyed shelter in existing communities or for refugee camps. Every effort is made to ensure the shelters provided will offer dignified and secure housing for the millions of people whose shelters have been destroyed and to vulnerable refugee families fleeing war zones, natural disasters or areas of political unrest. These offer a longer-lasting alternative to tents homes, which are not always suitable for long term housing.
Efforts are made to design shelters that last some years with durability and dignity in mind, giving disrupted and refugee families as comfortable and secure a residence as we can achieve so they have a safer, more humane place to call home during their time of great personal upheaval. Consideration is given to factors like cost-efficiency, security, ventilation, sustainable lighting and energy and especially to construction that is eco-friendly while working towards zero carbon footprint to the environment.
Spiritual Chords is aiming to set up 100 homes, and already have 17 shelters funded.
Each shelter costs R20 000 to bring in resources, and construct.