we employ a fully local staff on every project

Our view is holistic: that each building project we undertake is an opportunity to offer job training to the women and men living in the communities we support.

Electricity is scarce in the region, which means the construction teams learn to build everything by hand, without the convenience of power tools. Our experienced workers train and mentor new ones. 

Many women and men employed by ASH over the years are now well established in their communities as respected masons, bricklayers, and carpenters.