Housing development

Traditional houses in Uganda are built from basic materials like mud, wood and banana leaves; but over time, these buildings become unstable and unsafe.  A Kanyike Project initiative is to encourage people to build safer houses from locally made brick; the resulting buildings are not only safer but longer lasting. 


Traditionally built house

Newer brick-built style of house


Since people cannot all afford to simply build a new house, they often save up to buy enough bricks and lay a few rows at a time adjacent to their existing house.

Brick making is heavy work!


There is no electricity, drainage or water supply to any of the houses.