We Are Building New Models.
Urban Patch Kigali is a social enterprise that will develop new housing, improve the community and open spaces, and provide low-cost local construction materials and urban development strategies. Building on Urban Patch’s work in the United States, our developments will work at a small or incremental scale to connect housing development to community improvement. Income generated from housing is used to develop new projects and provide for the improvement and maintenance of public spaces in the community. Through our development model, economic value is generated through the improved value of real estate and revenues that can be used to sustain and grow the enterprise, and through the use of local materials, employment, and services that recirculate in the local economy. Social and environmental value are created through the responsible development of built and open spaces in the community, and through the use of sustainable locally-produced construction materials.