Makiga Stabilized Soil Block Press

Makiga Engineering Services Ltd

The Stabilized Soil Block Press by Makiga is a manual machine that can be used to press 500 bricks in a day. There are four different machines for various block shapes: straight interlocking blocks, wide straight interlocking blocks, curved interlocking blocks and standard non-interlocking blocks.

Product description Brand name and product description

The Stabilized Soil Block (SSB) Press by Makiga is a manual press machine that produces stabilized soil blocks (SSB). This can be various shapes, interlocking (ISSB) or non-interlocking. Makiga proposes that the press can produce blocks used for affordable housing, water storage and sanitation solutions.

Target region(s) Target region for distribution/implementation (listed by country if specified)

Makiga has shipped machines to 30 countries; 25 countries in Africa, 3 Asian countries, 2 American countries (free delivery in East Africa).

Distributors/implementing organizations Organization(s) distributing/deploying this product directly to communities/individuals?"
Market suggested retail price Price per unit or service price per usage/terms (USD). Subsidies noted.

Khs100,000.00 ($996.520USD as of July 2018)

Competitive landscape Similar products available on the market. May not be a comprehensive listing.

Hydraform, Terrabric, EarthTek, Adopress, among other similar machines.

SDG targeted United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targeted with this product/application/service

Goal 11: Aims to facilitate the construction of more affordable and durable buildings.

Target user(s) Target user/consumer base (country, income segment)

Any person or organization that wishes to construct anything using SSB. This includes building contractors, developers, co-operatives and community organizations.

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