At Incredo Mortgages, we truly believe that every person deserves to experience the pleasure that naturally comes with being a home owner. Our definition of home is a place that friends or family can come together and enjoy basic comfort and security. We have a vision of a world where poverty doesn’t impose limitations on these basic rights. Like Gandhi said, “be the change that you wish to see in the world.”
Incredo Mortgages is not alone in this view, and that is why we are partnered with the grassroots social enterprise, Global Village Housing Limited. GVH is a not-for-profit social enterprise founded in November 2014 that gifts quality homes to those living in the most impoverished and remote areas of Cambodia. The Company was founded by Australian philanthropist Jason Thatcher, who, using his prior experience in construction and engineering, created the blue print for the GVH house.
Wanting to assist the local economy, Jason employed a team of local labourers, and using economically friendly resources, constructed the very first Global Village House:
A standard dwelling in remote Cambodia next to a brand new Global Village Housing House.
The frames are built using weather proof galvanised steel. The house itself is elevated to secure the property in the event of flooding and to prevent vermin from entering the premises. The walls are insulated with locally sourced rice hull batts to keep occupants warm in winter and cool in summer. The water collection and filtration system stores clean drinking water in a 500L clay jug attaced to the dwelling. It comes fitted with LED lighting, and has pe leno tarp, more commonly known as mesh, attached to the base of the house that can be rolled down to protect those relaxing under the house from insects and the elements.
Incredo Mortgages donates $100 from every loan we process to the GVH cause. GVH relies on private sponsorship and funding to help create a better world by gifting these homes to those most in need. With the right support and funding, Global Village Housing hopes to be able to expand their operations to a global scale.
To learn more about Global Village Housing and their contributions to the global community, click here www.globalvillagehousing.com.