Photos of our trip to Our Lady of Guadalupe Mission in Togo, Africa
July 2018 Trip: Our Lady of Guadalupe Mission, Togo - Africa
Tom demonstrates the durability of fiber cement boards
Game Changer:"Indigenous Peruvians living in the high Andes near a town called Cusco, Peru, purchase drywall from hardware stores. They use the drywall to build 8' x 8' abodes, very little bracing and no rain screen. These shelters fail, as moisture from precipitation builds up within the drywall core. To introduce affordable, corrugated fiber cement board in a SYstem-BUilt-CONstruction (SYBUCON) prototype, is a "game changer, on how 3rd world, impoverished nations, might house their citizens. A grass roots building industry may help start and stimulate economic relief for those with little opportunity to earn a days wage." Tom Mitchell, Board of Directors of Our Lady of Guadalupe Mission and involved in various other projects around the world.