“Millions of people in sub-Saharan Africa lack access to decent and affordable housing. Deforestation has led to scarcity of timber and straw for traditional roof construction. Families spend what little money they have on imported and expensive timber and sheet metal to put a roof over their heads, further worsening the vicious circle of poverty in which they are trapped.”

source: https://unfccc.int/climate-action/momentum-for-change/lighthouse-activities/earth-roofs-in-the-sahel-program