In Kenya, Bamburi Cement is aligned to LafargeHolcim’s global objective of establishing business initiatives with social impact. The Affordable Housing initiative provides customers with access to construction funding through partner financial institutions, architectural drawings, bill of quantities, technical assistance and construction advice. These services are packaged in a product which is part of Bamburi Cement’s value-added offering, known as Maskani.
This Affordable Housing Initiative focuses on three main initiatives:
- Housing Finance
- Earth and Cement
- Mass Housing
The initiative which offers a value proposition to individual home builders, developers and contractors has so far served over 500 home builders since its inception in 2016. Under the Maskani Brand, we have broadened our regional scope to cover Nairobi, Kiambu, Thika, Machakos, Mombasa, Kisumu, Migori, Bondo, Homabay, Nakuru, Muranga and Meru. The customers have benefited from our technical services provided by an in-house team of Architects, Quantity surveyors and Engineers and as a result more than 1500 technical visits were conducted in 2017. The initiative also spearheaded the manufacture of more than 100,000 stabilized soil bricks in Western Kenya.