I learned of Homes For Sudan a few years ago through a friend of mine, Paul Graham. It's an exciting nonprofit that another pal, Kate Courteau, is a part of. The architectural innovation is cheap, sustainable, and durable; the plan is to spread this knowledge everywhere, empowering Sudanese people to rebuild their homes and their lives. I'm still coordinating a trip there, but in the meantime, their founder Marie has been sending along some great updates via email, that she's allowed me to share with you. Read more on their blog.