PHILIPPINES

COMPRESSED EARTH BLOCK PROJECT 2014

In February of 2014, GlobalMedic transported the IMPACT 2001A to Tacloban. This machine compresses soil into compressed earth blocks (CEBs) that GlobalMedic has used in the building of homes. These homes are permanent structures that are typhoon, flood, fire, and earthquake resistant.

To ensure community evolvement, GlobalMedic trained 40 local labourers on how to operate the machine, as well as on well rehabilitation and construction. Alongside GlobalMedic volunteers, these community members produced 100s of blocks daily that were used in the construction of some of their own homes.

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The IMPACT 2001A compresses soil into compressed earth blocks (CEBs) that GlobalMedic has used in the building of homes and storm shelters was built in the United States. A group of our volunteers were sent to Texas to learn the operation and maintenance of the machine, and were then deployed to Tacloban to oversee the training of the locals hired to make the blocks.

This project was an incredible success on many levels. More than building 36 permanent homes for families, the CEB Project employed more than 40 local workers, and also helped train a group of young men in new skills. The project became a hub of activity for the entire community and was a morale booster to all involved.

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These homes are permanent structures that are typhoon, flood and earthquake resistant.

To ensure community evolvement, GlobalMedic trained local labourers on how to operate the machine.

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