What We Do
Shelter Associates carries out its mission through various projects across four main themes. We aim to provide as much documentation about our projects as possible. Under each heading, you will find a list of projects and photos, videos, and documents for each project.
We provide architectural design services to informal communities and deliver appropriate new housing. We believe in participation, consultation and transparency throughout the rehousing process.
We help families gain access to basic sanitation by constructing toilets in informal communities. We also work with NGOs and local authorities to promote health and hygiene in slums.
We conduct workshops to teach environmental responsibility to children. We run income generation projects and train poor women with the skills they need to earn a living.
We facilitate holistic citywide planning by using GIS technology and satellite imagery to collect detailed spatial information about informal settlements. We conduct in-depth primary research and analysis which influences government planning policy.