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Can/Tin-Village Project for AIDS-Orphans in Lesotho

The project contains the development of a solar powered Can/Tin Village made out of littered cans for homeless, needy families and orphans. The village will consist of 25 houses, 4 workshops, 1 kindergarten, 1 nursery, 1 clinic and infrastructure. The cost of the project is expected to be financed by private and government sponsors who by so doing show their commitment and take up their responsibility in reducing existing problems.


Each if the 25 can-houses in Can/Tin Village will have two roomes with each room 10 m². The can-kindergarten and the can-nursery will have each 20 m², the four-roomed can-clinic each 20 m² and the 4 workshops each 40m². Each building will have double insulated corrugated roofs, its own solar power cells and lights for energy conservation purposes. The people who will move into the village will be homeless and needy families whereby 5 families should be “child-headed” families (where children are the head of the family). Each house will be handed over as the property of the residing family after a probation period of min. 6 months. The families, in return, have to each raise one orphan. By providing the incentive of a free house, local society becomes involved in taking care of their orphans who at present are over 80.000 in Lesotho (most of them are aids related orphans). The clinic, two houses , one workshop of the Village and the personnel to set up and organise the Can/Tin Village will be financed through an international sponsor. Private sponsors shall finance 23 units whereby one unit contains of one house and part of the other developments. One unit will cost ¥ 3.300,-. The village will be built by the families themselves after being trained by Can-Products trainers. The inhabitants of the village will form an association which will generate sustainable income through running the nursery, kindergarten and the sale of goods produced in the workshops. The clinic, nursery and kindergarten shall provide service to the surrounding community as well as an HIV/Aids education, counselling and testing section in the clinic.


The local stakeholders and their involvements in the Can-Tin Village are:

-Can-Products company: know-how transfer, organising and implementation of the Village omponent.

-Lesotho Girl Guides Association: implementation of HIV/Aids related component.

-Dep. of Social Welfare: identifying orphans and needy families, guiding and monitoring the families.

-Maseru City Council: support in identifying suitable land.



-Homeless and needy families find shelter, generate income and built a community.

-Members of the disadvantaged community gain skills and jsecure obs in the commercial part of the Village.

-Child-headed families find security, guidance and can easily be organised.

-Littered cans disappear from the streets and can become a commodity as building material.

-A means to find a cheap way of getting society involved in taking care and raising of its orphans.

-The nursery, kindergarten, clinic and workshops provide service to the public.

-The village will attract locals who will  visit the HIV/Aids education and test section.

-The village will attract visitors/tourists who are keen to see the Can/Tin Village and its development.


Participation through donations

    Anyone can become part of this Can/Tin Village Project by sponsoring can-house-units. This project depends on private participation and you can organise some fundraising activites or offer assistance in any form that will enhance the idea of the project.

    The moment suitable land is allocated and the first sponsor found, the project will start and be documented on this website. The individual houses will be named after the sponsors.

    Lets work together for the better of this world!

    Donations in Germany can be deducted from income tax.

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