SARID Inc.

Teac people self reliance

aka SARID INC   |   Lexington, MA   |  www.saridweb.org

Mission

Teaching poorer communities how to build sustainable buildings that are affordable, climate responsive structures that rely on renewable energy sources, and which minimize use of fossil fuels for heating and cooling. Strategies to fight Covid-19. We are also engaged in producing food (agriculture) in poor countries. Economic empowerment. We work in USA, Africa, South Asia, and plan to work in Latin America. We have developed affordable architecture/ engineering design for homes, offices, clinics, schools. We have designs for both seismic as well as non-seismic zones.

Notes from the nonprofit

We were finalist, and winner of "Impact" and "Novelty" award, in a global contest organized by MIT's Climate Colab in the "Buildings" category in 2016.
The structure we built, an elderly home for the poor in Lesotho, is a low carbon footprint structure, that is not fossil fuel dependent for heating or cooling - and utilizes solar pv for electricity. It is a net-zero structure.

Ruling year info

2014

Executive Director

Mr. Javed Sultan

Director

Kathleen A. Sultan

Main address

66 Middle St Javed Sultan

Lexington, MA 02421 USA

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EIN

55-0829216

NTEE code info

Housing Development, Construction, Management (L20)

Employment Training (J22)

Engineering and Technology Research, Services (U40)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Our primary mission is to lift people out of poverty. To improve their living standards. To enhance their skill levels so they can earn a higher income through value added skills. Our goal is to motivate people to become more self reliant. We work with refugee rehabilitation. In Africa we are fighting Covid-19 pandemic by encouraging safe practices as well fiancing food production. In fiscal year 2020 - 2021 we financed food production on over 100 acres of land. We have sent money for seeds, fertilizers, agriculture equipment etc. The people we are supporting are growing staples such as wheat, millet, maize, and also vegetables. The effort has been very successful.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Food Production for the Poor and Unemployed - Lesotho

Lot of people in Lesotho are facing hunger and famine conditions - due to massive unemployment partly as a result of Covid 19. We are engaged in Food production, through collaboration between various stakeholders, such unemployed labor, landowners, sisters of charity Lesotho (providing farm equipment, and then sharing the food after harvest. The first pilot project has planted wheat, millet, vegetables in over 70 acres. We have provided money for seeds, fertilizers, irrigation equipment etc. We plan to expand this program in more villages, counties in Lesotho.

Population(s) Served
Adults

we are trying to develop the design and specifications introduce an affordable flood resistant, "Green" and sustainable plus low carbon footprint technology for flood and high wind zones on USA. Last year we built an initial prototype in New Orleans. It needs futher research and improvement. See saridweb.org and video for more details. We are trying to come up with an architectural/ engineering design/ technical solution.

Population(s) Served

Climate responsive, naturally heated or cool structures, using affordable building materials that promote job growth, recycle waste, and have a low carbon footprint

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

MIT Climate Colab - Winner "Buildings" Contest 2018

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Besides food production, we are teaching the poor in developing countries, as well as in developed countries. Our effort includes teaching people to reduce the cost of construction through sweat equity participation, utilizing sustainable strategies such as recycling waste. The structures we have built, in poor countries, typically have a lower carbon footprint, are climate responsive, and typically do not depend on fossil fuels for heating or cooling. We teach home owners how to build sustainable, low carbon footprint structures, in both seismic and non-seismic areas. In seismic areas we believe we can retrofit buildings to significantly increase their seismic resistance at a much lower square feet cost.

We need financial support to build the prototypes and publish our results for peer review. In the building industry credibility only occurs, once you have demonstrated the proof of concept. The buildings have to go through an actual cycle of winter or summer, depending on whether they have severe winter or summer or both. That is the only way one can assess the true performance of buildings. We need to record the data and make sure the results conform to our expectations. We need to identify waste materials that can be incorporated into the building, either to increase the insulating properties or to lighten the structure to have a reduced amount of building materials such as soil cement, concrete and/ or for reduction of mass inertia in seismic zones..

Our geographical areas are South Asia ( including India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh), Nepal, Haiti, Latin America and USA. Both seismic and non-seismic areas can benefit from our technology.

We have built reusable formwork, but we are running into some issues finding affordable and inexpensive formwork that can be used multiple times. Our goal is to be able to use the reusable formwork at least 100 times, before replacing or repairing them. We also would like to come up with building strategies that use less cement, and other materials, which have a lower carbon footprint and do not contribute to Green House Gas Emissions (GHGe). A building we built in Lesotho in 2015 won MIT Climate CoLab's Global contest for "Buildings" as well as "Adaptation".
See www.saridweb.org for details.

Financials

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SARID Inc.

Board of directors
as of 02/22/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Mr Javed Sultan

SARID

Term: 2015 - 2021


Board co-chair

Salma Shakir

SARID Inc.

Term: 2005 - 2021

Javed Sultan

SARID Inc.

Salma Shakir

SARID Inc.

Kathleen Sultan

SARID Inc.

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/5/2021

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