Houses for Madagascar

Fraternity City in Ambovombe, Madagascar, faces urgent challenges with increasing sandstorms. We aim to raise funds to replace wooden houses with sturdy bricks, ensuring safety and stability. Your support is crucial in creating a brighter future for our community!

New houses for Madagascar

The "Fraternity City" community, located in the city of Ambovombe at the southern tip of Madagascar, is facing urgent challenges due to the increasing frequency and severity of sandstorms. These harsh environmental conditions threaten the safety and security of our residents, making it imperative that we address the need for better housing infrastructure.

That's why Fraternity Without Borders Canada is launching a mission to raise C$30,000 to replace the current wooden houses with new, sturdier brick ones. By making this crucial upgrade, we can ensure durability and stability for the families in our community, protecting them from the elements and providing a more secure living environment.

Your generous support is essential in achieving this goal and making a real difference in the lives of our residents. Together, we can create a brighter future for "Fraternity City" and build stronger, more resilient communities. Every donation brings us closer to reaching our target and positively impacting the lives of those who need it most. Thank you for standing with us in this important endeavor!


In addition to addressing the immediate housing needs of "Fraternity City," our project has the potential to bring about transformative change and create lasting impact within the community. By providing families with safe and secure housing, we are not only improving their living conditions but also empowering them to thrive in other areas of their lives.

Having a stable home environment enables children to focus on their education and pursue their dreams without the worry of inadequate shelter. It also gives parents the peace of mind to seek employment opportunities and contribute to the local economy, thereby fostering economic growth and stability within the community.

Moreover, the construction of new houses serves as a catalyst for community development and cohesion. As families come together to build their new homes, bonds are formed, and a sense of unity is strengthened. This collaborative effort lays the foundation for a supportive and resilient community that can overcome challenges and thrive in the face of adversity.

Furthermore, the benefits of our project extend beyond the immediate community of "Fraternity City." As neighboring communities witness the positive changes taking place, they are inspired to take similar actions to improve their own living conditions. This ripple effect has the potential to create a wave of positive change throughout the region, ultimately leading to a brighter future for all.


The Bricks

Fraternity Without Borders in Brazil has recently taken a significant step towards sustainable development in Madagascar. Through fundraising efforts, we have raised funds to purchase equipment and materials necessary for brick production. Additionally, we have provided training to local community members in Madagascar, empowering them with the skills needed to manufacture bricks independently.

This initiative serves a dual purpose: not only will it result in the construction of new, sturdier houses for the residents of "Fraternity City," but it will also create employment opportunities within the community. By utilizing locally produced bricks and employing community members in the construction process, we are fostering economic empowerment and self-sufficiency.

Our commitment to sustainable development ensures that our efforts have a lasting impact, beyond the immediate provision of housing. Through collaboration and investment in local resources and talents, we are building a stronger, more resilient community that can thrive for generations to come.

The Houses

At Fraternity Without Borders, we recognize the importance of honoring and respecting the cultural preferences of the communities we serve. In the case of "Fraternity City" in Madagascar, we have taken careful consideration of the local customs and traditions when designing the new housing units.

Each house is thoughtfully composed of two rooms and a terrace, providing a dignified living space for families. The terrace is designed to accommodate a small kitchen, allowing residents to prepare meals and gather the family in a communal space.

In accordance with the cultural preferences of the community, we have opted not to include bathrooms within the individual houses. Instead, we have designated a specific area within the community for shared bathroom facilities. This approach respects the preferences of the residents while also promoting community engagement and interaction.

By incorporating these cultural considerations into our housing design, we ensure that the new houses not only meet the practical needs of the residents but also reflect their cultural values and preferences. Our commitment to thoughtful and inclusive design ensures that our projects are truly tailored to the unique needs and preferences of each community we serve. Together, we are building not just houses, but homes that foster a sense of belonging and cultural pride.


The Costs

With a clear understanding of our financial target, Fraternity Without Borders Canada is committed to maximizing the impact of our fundraising campaign. Each house, costing approximately C$3,000, encompasses both materials and labor, ensuring that every donation directly contributes to the construction of a new home for a family in need.

Through our campaign, we aim to build 10 houses initially, laying the groundwork for tangible change within the "Fraternity City" community. However, it's important to recognize that the need extends beyond our initial goal. The entire community requires 100 houses to adequately address the housing crisis.

Should we surpass our fundraising target, we have the opportunity to extend our reach and build even more homes. Every additional dollar raised enables us to expand our impact, providing more families with the security and stability of a safe home.

By setting ambitious yet achievable goals, we are not only addressing the immediate housing needs of the community but also paving the way for long-term sustainable growth. Together, we can make a lasting difference in the lives of the residents of "Fraternity City" and create a brighter future for generations to come.

How to donate

At Fraternity Without Borders, we believe that everyone has the power to make a meaningful impact in the lives of others. That's why we offer multiple ways for individuals to contribute to our cause and support our mission of building homes for families in need.

One option is to become a sponsor of our project, making monthly donations to provide ongoing support. There is no minimum amount required, allowing you to contribute whatever is comfortable for you. By becoming a sponsor, you can make a lasting difference in the lives of the residents of "Fraternity City" and help us to continue our work in the long term.

Another way to support our cause is by promoting our campaign and helping us to raise the necessary funds. You can share our campaign on your own social media channels, spreading awareness and encouraging others to donate. Additionally, you can organize small gatherings with family and friends, with the intention of raising money for the construction of the houses. Every contribution, no matter how small, brings us one step closer to reaching our goal.

If you prefer, you can also make a one-time donation of any amount. Every donation, no matter the size, has the power to make a difference in the lives of those in need. Whether you choose to become a sponsor, promote our cause, or make a one-time donation, your support is invaluable in helping us to create positive change in the "Fraternity City" community.

Together, we can build a brighter future for families in need and create a world where everyone has access to safe and secure housing.

Thank you for your generosity and for joining us in this important mission!

Wooden Houses

Recent image of the current wooden houses.

A New Hope for Families

Prototype of the Brick House in construction

Brick Production

Ecological Bricks for Construction

Wooden House 5 years ago

About one hundred families that previously lived in absolutely precarious little houses started to live in the City of the