We envision a world where no one is homeless, and where everyone has access to opportunities for economic and social mobility.


We are a one-of-a-kind non-profit innovation studio that uses design as our primary tool to solve one of the most pressing global problems: homelessness. We design and provide shelter and infrastructure solutions for the homeless and vulnerable that are scalable and sustainable. Our solutions create opportunities for homeless families to emerge out of poverty. Our approach empowers local communities to replicate our solutions on their own and reduce dependencies on support, creating ownership and pride, and unlocking untapped potential for change.


We operate two design studios, in Singapore and Mumbai, and create high quality women focused design solutions to help the poorest of communities get access to homes. Our team works closely with homeless in researching, documenting and providing assistance.



billionBricks was co-founded by Prasoon Kumar, who had been an architect for 13 years before quitting his job and committing himself and building an organisation with the vision of ending homelessness.



Anurag Strivastava, Chairman of SMG Group of Companies, and Snehal Mantri, Director, Marketing and HR at Mantri Developers, later joined Prasoon as the organisation's founding trustees with seed donations. 

The trio based billionBricks in Singapore because of its status as a design and innovation hub, and more importantly it status as the only city of its size which has nearly no homeless people. The location was also ideal to build a global organisation. BillionBricks today is providing shelters to the homeless in Canada, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Nepal, and the United States.


This is bB's first video used during its launch evening on 17th October 2013. Anurag, bB's founder talks about his inspiration and the vision for bB.