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'Hand Over' Builds Eco-Friendly Homes For Egypt's Low-Income Communities

By Brian Spaen

No country in the Middle East has a bigger population than Egypt, which is about to reach the new milestone of 100 million people. With the most habitable areas near the Nile River, housing problems have been a major concern for the growing trend. In order to help fix these issues, an entrepreneur went from being a teacher to a construction engineer to create sustainable housing for low-income communities in the area.

Egypt’s total population has increased from around the 30 million mark in the early 1960s to over 98 million this year. It’s rising at approximately two percent every five years. In order to keep up with that rate, hundreds of thousands of houses need to be put up to keep up with demand and to make a dent in the three million housing units that are currently needed.