Adopress 5000

Francesco Piazzesi, Echale a tu Casa

The [Adopress 5000] (http://www.ital.com.mx/assets/ital-adoberas.pdf) is a patented compressed earth block machine produced by [EcoBlock International] (http://www.echale.com.mx/). The Adopress is designed to use local materials available in Mexican communities to manufacture the ‘Adoblocks’ and build stabilized adobe housing. The machines are provided to communities via programs from the social franchise programme – [Echale a tu Casa](http://www.echale.com.mx/ “http://www.echale.com.mx/”) – with a payment method aimed to help low income families pay for the product over time.

Product description

The [Adopress 5000] (http://www.ital.com.mx/assets/ital-adoberas.pdf) is a patented compressed earth block machine produced by [EcoBlock International] (http://www.echale.com.mx/). The Adopress is designed to use local materials available in Mexican communities to manufacture the ‘Adoblocks’ and build stabilized adobe housing. The machines are provided to communities via programs from the social franchise programme – [Echale a tu Casa](http://www.echale.com.mx/ “http://www.echale.com.mx/”) – with a payment method aimed to help low income families pay for the product over time.

Target region(s)
Mexico
Distributors/implementing organizations

[Echale a tu Casa] (http://www.worldhabitatawards.org/winners-and-finalists/project-details.cfm?lang=00&theProjectID=9DA7865B-15C5-F4C0-994E4375DE44BE74 “http://www.worldhabitatawards.org/winners-and-finalists/project-details.cfm?lang=00&theProjectID=9DA7865B-15C5-F4C0-994E4375DE44BE74”), a social franchise program developed by EcoBlock International

Market suggested retail price

Unknown. [Echale] (http://www.kiva.org/partners/301 “http://www.kiva.org/partners/301”) also offers payment to families willing to use their own manual labor to lower the price of implementation.

Competitive landscape

[Terrabric 2B] (http://www.newdawnengineering.com/website/brickandtile/tbrick/ “http://www.newdawnengineering.com/website/brickandtile/tbrick/”), full list of [Hydrafrom] (http://www.hydraform.com/interlocking-blockmaking-machines.htm “http://www.hydraform.com/interlocking-blockmaking-machines.htm”) interlocking block making machines, full

(http://aectearthblock.com/products.html “http://aectearthblock.com/products.html”) of AECT block making machines.

SDG targeted

[Goal 1 and 11](https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/sdgs “https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/sdgs”):
Aims to [improve the quality of housing structures to reduce unsafe living conditions] (http://www.worldhabitatawards.org/winners-and-finalists/project-details.cfm?lang=00&theProjectID=9DA7865B-15C5-F4C0-994E4375DE44BE74 “http://www.worldhabitatawards.org/winners-and-finalists/project-details.cfm?lang=00&theProjectID=9DA7865B-15C5-F4C0-994E4375DE44BE74”).

Target user(s)

[Families,] (http://www.kiva.org/partners/301 “http://www.kiva.org/partners/301”) who do not have access to housing, medical, or any government assistance and earn between 1 to 4 times the minimum wage salary ($150 to $597) per month.

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