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TMF on Discovery Channel

Our partner PARO made the production site available for the recordings of the film, broadcast on October 3rd by Discovery Channel. At the time, Haiti was hit by hurricanes that made 1.5 million victims homeless. Very little has been written about this by the...

Houses made of debris

It is etched in our collective memory. The earthquake that struck Haiti in 2010. There were hundreds of thousands of deaths. A large part of the Haiti population became homeless and just when Haiti started to recover a little, it was struck by hurricane Matthew this...

Successful commissioning of Mobile Factory for Haiti.

October 27 was the day. In front of guests and the press, a demonstration of the transformation system that can turn construction debris into Lego building blocks took place in the production hall of Metaalindustrie Qumey in Maarssen. Sponsors and donors, contacts...

Hurricane Matthew cause of uninhabitable area

Because of hurricane Matthew, which swept across Haiti on October 4 with speeds of up to 230 kilometres per hour, there are more than 1,000 deaths and hundreds of thousands of people need help. There was an acute lack of basic facilities such as shelter, sanitation,...

Waka Waka for Haiti

The Mobile Factory gives Waka Waka lights to the people of Haiti as a result of our 2015 crowdfunding campaign. Waka Waka are high-tech low-cost solar powered lamps and chargers that are indispensable products. The WakaWaka Light and WakaWaka Power are true lifesavers...

Poem

Our Crew Member Catherine Sullivan has submitted a poem that reminded her of our project. The poem is called Wage Peace and written by Judyth Hill after the attacks in New York on 11 September, 2001. We like to share it with all of you. Wage peace with your breath....

S(P)EEDKITS at AidEx 2015

On the occasion of AidEx, several prototype kits developed within S(P)EEDKITS will be on display at the MSF Belgium test site in the Port of Brussels. Displayed prototypes include several shelter types, a concrete recycling kit, a water tower kit, a faecal sludge...

De Mobiele Fabriek wint Latin America Trade Award of Distinction 2015

De Mobiele Fabriek heeft de Latin America Trade Award of Distinction 2015 gewonnen. Het Netherlands Latin American Business Council (NLABC) vond het Nederlandse initiatief veelbelovend en onderscheidend. De award wordt elke twee jaar uitgereikt aan een bedrijf dat...

Omdenkers in de noodhulp

De uitdagingen in de humanitaire wereld zijn op dit moment enorm. De crises, vluchtelingenstromen en rampen drukken zwaar op hulporganisaties. Hulpverleners rennen van project naar project en hebben niet of nauwelijks tijd voor de cruciale vraag: hoe kan de hulp...

The Circular City

The Mobile Factory transforms debris into Lego building blocks. After a war or natural disaster debris can be transformed into easy to build, safe houses. With this new form of housing a long stay in tents will no longer be necessary.
Initiator Gerard Steijn discusses the concept with two inspiring professors: Hennes de Ridder and Jarmo Suominen. Will this be the future for refugee camps?

Taiwan is spreading the word

We can't really understand what they are saying but the word is out internationally. Read the entire article here.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vLfMoEAb4WI&feature=youtu.be      ...

Interview Toon Jansen

Onbegrijpelijk dat Mobiele Fabriek nog niet in de praktijk is gebracht! Toon Jansen, 2015 Dankzij Toon Jansen staan er in Amsterdam twee prototypen van de huisjes die De Mobiele Fabriek (DMF) in Haïti wil bouwen. De oprichter en directeur van A. Jansen B.V. stak zijn...

Symbolically Crush Debris at Indiegogo.com

In 2010 most of Haiti was destroyed by a massive earthquake. After 5,5 years still millions tons of rubble can be found on the island. Rubble is the world’s largest polluter in volume, it destroys the environment and it’s a health hazard for the people who are forced...

Why The Mobile Factory?

Although 'only' the ocean separates the Netherlands from Haiti, we're anything but neighbors. The island state in the Caribbean Sea is 7500 kilometers (4700 miles) away as the crow flies and is not a colony nor a former colony of the Netherlands. So why is there a...

Vanessa’s efforts for a healthier Haiti

The Mobile Factory fervently believes in the principle of Wisdom of the Crowd. That’s why we're super excited to see that some of our Crew Members are willing to use their talents in various ways to spread our message. One of them is Crew Member Vanessa Steijn....

Interview Gerard Steijn

"I want to leave something behind for those wonderful people" While traveling the world, Gerard Steijn (73) saw many beautiful things, but a lot of suffering as well. Poverty in slums in Kenia, Nicaragua, South-Africa and Haiti, for example. He came up with the Mobile...

Sergio Valkenburg and The Mobile Factory help make Haiti beautiful again

"We're cleaning up the city together with disaster victims" After the 2010 earthquake, Sergio Valkenburg flew to Port-au-Prince, Haiti, realizing the poor in the devastated country didn't just need hands to pray for them, but more importantly, hands to help them build...

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