Who are the partners on this project?
New Story, ICON, and ÉCHALE. See more information on each partner below.
We also received help from Mexican municipal and state governments in purchasing the land, adding in necessary utilities to the community, and providing some financial assistance.
About New Story:
New Story pioneers solutions to end global homelessness. The nonprofit organization currently works in Mexico, Haiti, and El Salvador and, in just five years, has built more than 2,700 homes for families in need. Their 100% model ensures that every penny of each donation goes to build homes while organization operating expenses and R&D is covered by private donors such as Y Combinator, prominent venture capitalists, and other leading executives. The homes are built to last for generations and each donation is paired directly with a family so donors can see their impact. Learn more at https://newstorycharity.org/
ICON is an Austin-based construction technologies company dedicated to revolutionizing homebuilding and making dignified housing the standard for people throughout the world. Using proprietary 3D printing robotics, software and advanced materials, ICON is solving a plurality of problems in the contemporary building industry with their breakthrough technologies. ICON closed a $9M seed round led by Oakhouse Partners in October 2018 and is now printing homes around the world. Learn more at https://www.iconbuild.com/
ÉCHALE is New Story’s nonprofit partner in Mexico. They deliver affordable homes to communities through the implementation of innovations in construction, technology, and finance. ÉCHALE seeks to correct the flaws inherent to the self-build process, thus allowing it to deliver returns on economic, social, and environmental levels. Securing a house provides families, and entire communities, the opportunity to focus on their development and household wealth. Learn more at https://www.echale.com.mx/