The need for frames

Frames are not supplied with the hundreds of thousands

of tarpaulins provided to displaced families every year

The result is poorly constructed unsafe shelters

The ReciproBoo Shelter Kit (RSK) provides an innovative solution to this problem.


The unique roof of the RSK defines
it from any other shelter or tent.

to build this shelter

first choose your resource


THE BAMBOO RSK the next phase, direct assistance

June 2016: first ReciproBoo bamboo shelter preparedness program.

Pyin Ma Chaung village, Irrawaddy Delta Myanmar. Villagers embraced the shelter method by showing us how they would thatch the shelter roof with palm leaves in an emergency.We could only supply 20 relief tarpaulin, but we left knowing many more familes now have the ability to build their own emergency shelter using only local resources.


August 2016: CDA follow up in Irrawaddy Delta.

NGO members that attended the recent ReciproBoo training in Yangon set up preparedness training in a further 10 villages at risk from flooding in the region.


Setember 2016: plans to extend

training program.

CDA and Mercy Malaysia have started to organise training in a further 10 villages in Kalay Townships in Sagaing Region.


based on bamboo RSK for communities at risk
for organisations deploying bamboo RSKs with tarpaulins

ReciproBoo Shelter Kit

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NGOs attend bamboo RSK training in Yangon

ReciproBoo Shelter


For organisations and individuals to receive support with training, preparedness and response programs using bamboo RSKs.

Overview of ReciproBoo shelter

Why is the ReciproBoo Shelter Kit (RSK) so different?

The ReciproBoo Shelter Kit (RSK) is an upgradeable shelter... not a tent

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This Red Cross video shows why the RSK is needed.
These shelters in Haiti would not have collapsed if they had been built with a reciprocal roof.

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