Design for Need is a non-profit community interest company specialising in sustainable development for communities facing poverty.
Design for Need co-creates and improves technologies to solve challenging problems. Designed to the needs of the community, we believe in creating solutions which are low-cost, effective and sustainable.
To improve the lives of communities facing poverty around the world through sustainable projects and collaboration.
A world without poverty, global inequality and environmental injustice.
‘Collaboration’ is the glue for everything Design for Need does. By working with others we encourage the free flow of ideas. This enables us to develop our skills and achieve our shared objectives. ‘Collaboration’ is the most efficient source of harmony we could not function without.
Ignorance is not ‘bliss’. Design for Need accepts and considers the possibility of being wrong, thus being willing to adapt ideas to achieve our goals. The progressive nature of being open-minded allows Design for Need to think and prepare for the future.
Sustainability is represented in both project work and the specific solutions we create, as we truly care about the environment. We make sure we consider the social, environmental and economic impact in everything we do, ensuring our projects can be sustained indefinitely.
Design for Need understands that respect is earned. Moreover, respect between parties must be mutual in order for a potential work relationships to flourish. This fosters a working relationship that embraces diversity, supports equality and increases productivity.
What we want is much more valuable than money itself. We want to make a real difference to the world. Design for Need may change how we structure and implement our projects over time, however we will never stray from our passion and core purpose.