Colombian startup uses coffee waste to build low-income housing

In addition to innovating in raw materials, construction company Woodpecker proposes a "do-it-yourself" model that facilitates access to low-cost housing.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Among Colombia's current social problems is the lack of decent housing for a large part of the population.

A survey conducted by the country's population statistics center found that 35% of Colombians live within the poverty bracket, with no access to adequate living conditions.

With Woodpecker building company, the answer to this problem may lie precisely in yet another issue that needs solving in the country: the waste from coffee production, given that Colombia is one of the world's largest producers.

The Bogota-based startup uses coffee husks to build lightweight prefabricated buildings . . .

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