The Viva Family Tent by NRS Relief is a 23 m2 single family emergency shelter. It is available for delivery to effected areas in a large roll for assembly on site. The shelter is made of fire retardant material that is also waterproof, rotproof, and UV-stabilized.
The Viva Family Tent is designed for post disaster conditions and has a footprint that complies to recommended minimum living area in hot and temperate climates (3.5 m2 per person), while providing extra space for cold climates.
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Distributors / Implementing Organizations
NRS Relief state that they control their supply chain through to final delivery. As a product that meets UNHCR standards, it can be expected that large international non-government organizations and governments act as 3rd party distributors.
The tents are produced at H. Sheikh Noor-ud-Din & Sons (HSNDS) in Lahore, Pakistan at a capacity that responds to client demand. They also maintain emergency stockpiles in Dubai and Pakistan that are available to immediately respond to humanitarian crises. All of the tools and materials needed to assemble the tent are included in each tent package. The family tents production process has 7 stages: (1) Fabric reception, (2) Washing and drying, (3) Waterproofing and rotproofing, (4) FR treatment, (5) Cutting, (6) Stitching, and (7) Finishing and packaging.
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User Provision Model
NRS relief states that they have developed a supply chain management system from manufacturing to distribution. While NRS is a for profit company, emergency tents such as the Viva Family Tent are distributed to needy individuals for free.
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Footprint area (m²)
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Polycotton fabric, High density polyethylene
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The Viva Family Tent consists of a roof and walls, all made from polycotton fabric with a polyethylene base, that are stretched over a metal structure and tied to the ground with pegs. The tent is waterproof, rotproof, and UV-stabilized. Users can purchase fire retardant or non-fire retardant options. Interior space is divided into one main floor area (16 m2) and two 3.5 m2 vestibules (7 m2 total). The outer tent (roof and walls) has the following dimensions: -Centre height of 2.20 m -Width of 4.00 m -Ridge length of 4.00 m -Side wall height of 1.25 m -Centre base length of 6.60 m. The tent has large windows that are 360 wide and 60 cm in height. Door flaps are 1.40 m x 1.60 m. The technical specifications of the Viva Family Tent lists the following structural poles in the kit: (2) upright poles - 2.20 m length (25 x 1.20 mm diameter) (1) center upright pole - 2.17 m length (25 x 1.20 mm diameter) (6) side poles - 1.26 m length (19 x 1.25 mm diameter) (4) door poles - 1.40 m length (19 x 1.25 mm diameter) A customized logo can be added to the tent as well. For packaging and shipping the tents are generally packed into a cage with 15 tents per cage, weighing approximately 890 kg. The cage dimensions are 225 x 117 x 113 cm and the volume is approximately 3.04 cbm.
It is not known if replacement components are available, but a repair kit is included in the packaged delivery.
Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters
According to the manufacturer, the Viva Family Tents comply with the minimum recommended living area in hot and temperate climates. The tent is also wind, rot, and fire resistant, and is easy to deploy in the field.
Vetted Performance Status
No third-party testing performed
When unloading and loading tent shipments, individuals should take the necessary precaution when managing heavy loads. To avoid injury, users should avoid carrying more than 20 kg by themselves and use the assistance of additional personnel. Users should exercise extreme caution with fire as there is still a risk of open fire even with fire retardant technology.
Complementary Technical Systems
NRS Relief offers other complimentary products that include efficient cook stoves that are safe for interior use, water purifiers, sleeping mats, and emergency shelter or winterization kits.
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Compliance with regulations
NRS Relief’s manufacturing arm, H. Sheikh Noor-ud-Din & Sons (HSNDS), has the following ISO certifications:
- ISO 14001: 2015 Environmental Management
- ISO 9001: 2015 Quality Management, Sales, Business Development, Supply Chain Management, Warehousing, Relief Supplies
- ISO 9001: 2015 Manufacture of Insecticidal Mosquito Nets
- ISO 17025: 2017 Testing Lab Accreditation (PNAC)
- SA 8000: 2014 Social Accountability
NRS Relief was a Business Entry Winner for the AidEx Aid Innovation Challenge 2014 for its fully fire retardant tents and tarpaulins.