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How to Split Share with a Refugee and Crowdsource the Rent


The Idea behind the Startup Flüchtlinge Willkommen better know as Refugees Welcome ,Is Why shouldn’t refugees in your country be able to live in shared flats or other normal housing situations instead of mass accommodation highlighting a major Humanitarian Refugee crises. Flüchtlinge Willkommen matches refugees and families willing to house them.The website Dubbed as the GermanAirbnb‘ online service which links refugees and citizens willing to share their accommodation has won an overwhelmed support.The website based in Berlin has helped 134 people and more to find a home in Germany and Austria but more than 780 Germans have now signed up showing support.

The Site came about after a 28-year-old Mareike Geiling left Berlin to spend a semester teaching in Cairo and decided to donate her vacant room to a Malian refugee named Bakary by crowdsourcing his portion of the rent.Eurpoe know faced with a serious Refugee crises ,She along with her boyfriend concluded to start a platform dedicated to help the refugees. After few sessions and exchage of ideas over Skype her boyfriend, Jonas Kakoschke,with a social worker friend the trio launched together a WordPress site to encourage others to do the same.Few months later, Refugees Welcome was live and taking applications from both refugees and potential hosts.

Jonas Kakoschke says “we think that the refugee should live under the same conditions as the rest of the flatmates”.

The response was overwhelming ,Geiling says, “it exploded”. She and Kakoschke now work full-time on the initiative,which is currently active in Germany and Austria,and it planned for expansion into several other countries. The issue of accommodation and respectful treatment of refugees she says is not a German question,neither a European question it’s a worldwide question.

Notes: http://www.refugees-welcome.net/,https://www.facebook.com/fluechtlingewillkommen,hello@refugees-welcome.net,http://www.fluechtlinge-willkommen.at/

KAZam equals KAZbrella .


The KAZbrella is a revolutionary Umbrella more appropriately (an Inside Out umbrella) .We’re currently experiencing in my home country of karachi .Dare I say it a real summer this year with temperatures soaring all time high linking to countless deaths, The revolutionary design can help numerous here and world over from the direct heat and ultra violet radiations . And eventually from the rain when it comes. So, despite the lack of rain (for the next 72 hours at least) it’s still worthwhile speaking to you about KAZbrella.

KAZbrella is a patented Inside out Umbrella

The Device was invented by 61-year-old Jenan Kazim from Hertfordshire ,UK . It is a one of a kind revolutionary design that has several benefits .Mr Kazim, is an aeronautical engineer,he came up with the idea after his mother in law complained her regular umbrella had dripped all over the floor of her house.The idea started as a mere concept seven years ago and in May 2015 the family run business launched a campaign through Kickstarter to fund the manufacturing process.


KAZbrella has challenged an age long umbrella design and know it turns inside out, similar to how a flower opens vice versa to the original design of the umbrella.There are many benefits from the reverse folding mechanism .

Some of the features discussed in the video above are:

  • Drip free.
  • Dry to hold.
  • Opens and closes easily in confined spaces.
  • Avoids poking people in the eye.
  • Doesn’t easily break in strong wind.

To close the umbrella you pull it up, instead of pulling it down as is the case with a normal brolly. The KAZbrella has been designed to operate for the user in the same way as a conventional umbrella. All you need to do is open and close the KAZbrella as you would a regular umbrella.But it has resolves some of the problems that have been lingering on with conventional umbrellas.

They successfully raised £265,397 and expect to deliver the first batch of KAZbrellas in October (2015) .The KAZbrella is currently being manufactured. It will be available to purchase from this website (www.kazbrella.com) in the second half of 2015. If you would like to be added to our mailing list please email info@kazdesigns.co.uk with the subject on details in relation to the product.

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