No poverty is generally seen as a lack of money which is but a means of exchange. In single-bottomline economic systems, where the bottomline is money, the poor are doomed to stay that way unless they are “helped”. However, in eco-technology, there are alternative means such as social, spiritual, ecological and economic resources which can be blended and converted from one to the other.
A simple example:
In the Rozabod, to effect economic production the following are used:
The marketed products generate the revenue required for mortgage repayment and livelihood.
Therefore, socio-spiritual and ecological resources are translated into economic ones and vice-versa when:
No, because the economies of scale would be lost and:
Yes but at greatly reduced efficiency, sustainability and funding opportunities. As a rule, the greater the distance between Rozabods, the greater the loss in socio-spiritual resources, and, as distance grows, economic resources. However, Rozabods can adopt to rural:
Yes, if done as a social enterprise where developer’s profits do not arise, raising the Rozabod cost by 20-30% and distorting the self-service mortgage regime. Society is also likely to lose on immediate artisan training and employment. In Bomakazi, the developers are actually the prospective homeowners who would not make profits out of themselves.
A Mtaala of more than 100 Rozabods has its own energy, water and waste disposal systems. The only public utility required is an access road.
A Mtaala can be located in urban, peri-urban and rural areas, from lush agricultural land to deserts as long as road access is possible. Black cotton soil, which is an economic impediment to construction, is being addressed by the department of housing.
There are no known limits and the bigger the Mtaala, the greater its autonomy and holistic wealth. A 3000 Rozabod Mtaala, for example, requires 13 single stream, nursery, primary and secondary schools for the estimated 9,000 children in a population of 18,000.
Through membership of a recognized social organization which have a sound ideology compatible with African heritage.
Yes, but the demonstration would be insufficient to show the financial, health, food, physical and other forms of security resulting from a functional Mtaala. The Rozabod-Mtaala system is a living human ecological environment rather than buildings and infrastructure. The optimum demonstrable proof is building a fully-fledged 100-Rozabods Mtaala, have it occupied monitoring and measuring tangible and intangible gains.
By contacting Bomakazi Systems, agreeing to the approach and terms, which contain the way forward.
Yes, though it makes little sense to both landlord and tenant, since it would be akin to share-cropping and the hire of a livelihood.
The ownership of a home to raise one’s children is an African civic duty which brings stability to the family, the basic unit of governance and society. In pre-colonial times, there was no concept of rental housing. It came with rapid urbanization to cater for the persistent shortage of accommodation. Bomakazi can resolve this and landlords, capitalist investors, can move on to much-needed heavy, environmentally friendly industry.
The most unused resource and biggest security problem in Africa is unemployed, thus disenfranchised people. Bomakazi’s main goal is avoiding a 2053 Kenyan 115 m population with 55.2 m unemployed, a ratio of 1:2, which would happen at present population and employment generation rates. Current respective figures are 8.1 m and 45 m a ratio of 1:2. At 1:2, the state, which can no longer provide security, collapses. This can only be revived by externally provided security. In other words, recolonization – 2053 is 39 years away.
On the other hand, a fully-fledged Bomakazi would provide a per capita income of over sh 408,000 (US $ 4540 – Oct 2015) at net present value compared to the current sh 408,000 (US $ 4540 – Oct 2015)
With their innovation, ideology, realism and durable evidence of their work, the artisans will be one of the main drivers of African renaissance. Just as their ancestors did in Kemet, 7,500 years ago.