Chembakolli – a village in India Housing and homes
Housing today Low-cost tiled house made using Adivasi design Soil cement block making
‘My name is Manju. I am 9 years old and I live in the village of Chembakolli. I live with my mother, father, sister and brother. The roof of our house is made of grass. The walls are made of sticks. We have two rooms. We sleep and cook inside the house’.
‘My name is Madhan. I am 9 years old and I live in Kodamoola. I live with my father, mother and brother. My roof is made of tiles and the walls are made of stone. There are three rooms. There are no windows. We eat and sleep inside the house’.
‘My name is Ashwini. I am 7 years old and I live in Kanchikolli. I live with my father, mother and sister Ashwathi. My house is made of cement. The roof is made of metal sheets. Our house has four rooms and four windows’.
Chembakolli: life and change in an Indian village (3rd edition) From Bangalore to Chembakolli: a journey through South India The Chembakolli story Five years in Chembakolli CD-Rom www.schools.actionaid.org.uk