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Lari Octa Green Emergency Shelters

In order to deal with the shelter emergency, Heritage Foundation Pakistan has provided the displaced families of the flood sticken village, Pono Village with the ‘Lari Octa Green’ shelters, a sustainable green construction. The structure can be fabricated and erected at a very rapid pace. It takes in fact only a couple of hours to build one bamboo shelter, making it extremely time saving considering the emergency at hand. Up till now 15 shelters have been made and more are under construction.

Lari Octa Green Emergency Shelters

posted 15d ago

Heritage Foundation’s Flood Emergency Response: Aqifer Trench Project

In the past few days, following the disasters due to the heavy rains in the Sindh region, Heritage Foundation Pakistan reached out to some of the worst hit villages in Makli and Mirpurkhas (Pono Village), elaborating effective and economical approaches through vernacular methodologies. Calamities like this one prove us once again that climate change is not science fiction but destroys real people’s lives in the snap of a finger. The strategy has been developed by Heritage Foundation CEO Ar. Lari who has brought together a compact team of collaborators willing to give their contribution.  Rainwater drainage process coordinated by Miss Lari’s team of experts has started to get executed with the support of the villagers. A low-cost approach has been studied and analyzed starting from the aquifer trench, which will serve to collect the stagnant rainwater that is 8/9 inches deep and spread over at various locations in the distressed area.  All actions will include maximum participation of affected households themselves, strengthening their capabilities and skills. Targeted training modules are in fact offered for implementing partners, volunteers, artisans and communities. The strategy also includes the transfer of prefabricated bamboo shelters that will be directly sent to the villages and composed on-site by the community.

Pono Village is located in the district of Mirpurkhas (Sindh) which in the past week has witnessed incredible damage from the heavy rains. A solution to drain the water out of the village has been studied and examined by the Heritage Foundation Pakistan.


The solution that’s been brought up is to create an aquifer trench (4’-0’’x4’-0’’) that will act as a natural drain for the rainwater.


As drawn on the map, in red is shown the path that must be followed in order to dig the aquifer trench. The latter will follow the left side of the main road surrounding the right side of the village.The Project will be later on be developed into a more structured one, that will include the creation of a forest along the main road and a boundary wall positioned right next the aquifer trench. 

Heritage Foundation’s Flood Emergency Response:  Aqifer Trench Project

posted 28d ago

Heritage Foundation’s Flood Emergency Response

In the past few days, following the disasters due to the heavy rains in the Sindh region, Heritage Foundation Pakistan reached out to some of the worst hit villages in Makli and Mirpurkhas (Pono Village), elaborating effective and economical approaches through vernacular methodologies. Calamities like this one prove us once again that climate change is not science fiction but destroys real people’s lives in the snap of a finger. The strategy has been developed by Heritage Foundation CEO Ar. Lari who has brought together a compact team of collaborators willing to give their contribution.  Rainwater drainage process coordinated by Miss Lari’s team of experts has started to get executed with the support of the villagers. A low-cost approach has been studied and analyzed starting from the aquifer trench, which will serve to collect the stagnant rainwater that is 8/9 inches deep and spread over at various locations in the distressed area.  All actions will include maximum participation of affected households themselves, strengthening their capabilities and skills. Targeted training modules are in fact offered for implementing partners, volunteers, artisans and communities. The strategy also includes the transfer of prefabricated bamboo shelters that will be directly sent to the villages and composed on-site by the community

Heritage Foundation’s Flood Emergency Response

posted 28d ago

Yasmeen Lari awarded the Best Humanitarian Architect of Pakistan by Diplomatic Business Council.

CEO Heritage Foundation, Architect Yasmeen Lari was awarded the Best Humanitarian Architect of Pakistan Award at a function organised by Diplomatic Business Council last night (13th August 2022). Award received from Mr. Murtaza Wahab, provincial minister and administrator KMC, with Mr. Umar Shaikh, president of organization.

Yasmeen Lari awarded the Best Humanitarian Architect of Pakistan by Diplomatic Business Council.

posted 41d ago

Terracotta tiles production restart by Makli Kashi women to be used at Historic Kharadar Chowk.

Makli Kashi women restart terracotta tiles production. After several months of inactivity women artisans belonging to the Kashi group have begun production of their famous terracotta tiles. This us the first time that orders have been directly placed with them by stakeholders in the development of Kharadar Chowk. 
So far orders have given for their pathway by the mosque committee while some are by shopkeepers for their front pavement.

Terracotta tiles production restart by Makli Kashi women to be used at Historic Kharadar Chowk.

posted 41d ago