What is daruma homes?
Daruma homes will provide those displaced by disasters with an alternative to the conventional emergency shelter options that are often overcrowded, inadequate, and unsanitary. Through space-sharing, we match guests with host families, home owners, and hotel/hostels in a socio-culturally appropriate manner to deliver safe, rapid, local, and inclusive shelter.
Our long-term vision is
to have Daruma become an
integral part of all major city disaster management plans around the world.
The desire is for Daruma to be the most reliable & preferred first respondents in any urban
Disasters affect all of us. It's a
snowball effect - displaced individuals
must refuge in public areas, preventing these spaces from serving their intended role. Shelters can also be far from home & often inadequate, making it extremely difficult for people to return to pre-disaster lives. As a consequence, businesses will be less productive & cities will suffer economic decline.
BUT, if we can give individuals better shelter options, they can return to pre-disaster conditions faster. We can mitigate adversities and recover together.
With Daruma, this is possible.
Uplift communities facing disaster induced socio-economic issues by integrating better
Enable healthier disaster recovery
by reducing the number of displaced people in inadequate shelter
Fight climate change injustice by providing shelter inclusive to those who are vulnerable