Rebuilding to Remain: Families from Al Aqaba Village thank you for your help as they build colorful, eco-friendly homes on the land they own. 97% of this Palestinian West Bank Village is under demolition order by the Israeli Army. Families are building their homes because otherwise their village will cease to exist. They are helping with construction, will repay affordable mortgage loans, and are matching donations in this constructive fair housing initiative. Together, we share the risk and build advocacy to make them safe.
Here are the families in a pivotal meeting with Architect Hani Hassan and engineers to approve designs for their homes! Consensus achieved!
1. Village Centered Design
We brought architects to work with villagers to design their affordable, expandable, eco-friendly homes!
2. Precedent Setting Legal Work
Al Aqaba Village is the first Palestinian town to issue building permits in Area C. RA is first to provide mortgage loans in Area C.
3. Crowdsource Mortgage Financing
Families invest all they can and people the world over match them, thus spreading out the risk of demolition. Here is Rebuilding to Remain on GlobalGiving.
4. Worldwide Advocacy