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Our idea aims to find ways to help raise awareness around the lack of access to decent houses to more than 1.6 billion people on Earth. Holding each other hand in hand it represents the equivalent to the circumference of 60 planets called Earth… By providing a decent house to people in need this also means that we address health and sanitation problems, improve on security and be a barrier to rapes, family protection and better conditions for kids education, and so on. The current solutions are of small scale and mainly based on grants and donation in all kinds to Non Governmental Organizations. By using the latest technologies and virtual environments in a creative way we could get the right level effect to tackle part of this huge issue while entertaining people.
Our concept is to finance a large scale housing program through a CSR gaming platform with option to invest in it. The CSR tool will replicate a village spotted on Google Earth (or similar application) that is a real village digitalized for the objective of the tool. Thanks to this professional CSR online platform companies with a strong CSR focus will be invited to use this tool as part of their CSR Program. Employees of these public and private institutions/corporation will have to come up with the best innovative ideas to solve issues on water access, electrical grid coverage and any other specific requirements a community may need. For instance an IT company could come up with low cost voucher based IT solutions, a university could bring an e-library to a village or a government could bring services to citizens in a creative way!
Private companies and public institutions often have difficulties introducing CSR Programs with a real impact on the communities that are within their spheres of influence. We would give them the right tool for their professional usage. Thus we would be able to have this tool being accessible through a license fee per employee usage.
The revenues and profits generated by these licenses would fuel a mutual fund that would then provide a large number of small loans to each family from a $50 shared kitchen improvement, to a $300 sanitation building or house improvement up to a full scale house of a value of $2000. These loans would include a minimum inflation rate and if required would be subsidized to keep the rates as low as possible. The objective would be that each loan should be reimbursed within a maximum of 90 months.