One Acre Fund Residences
Makaka Residences
Location: Kakamega, Kenya
Client: One Acre Fund
Size: 1,200㎡
Budget: $801K (Ksh 91M)
Year: 2017-2018
Scope: Construction
Status: Completed

As the main contractor for a residential complex in Kakamega, Western Kenya, we built 12 stand-alone 2-bedroom houses for One Acre Fund staff.

The houses were constructed using compressed stabilised earth blocks (CSEBs) and fitted with solar water heating.

The 15 months construction phase employed more than 65 local workers offering opportunities for income generation and local skill development in masonry building using CSEBs and power floating.

One Acre Fund is a non-profit social enterprise working with more than 500,000 smallholder farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa to provide them with the financing and training they need and grow their way out of hunger and poverty.