In 1998 while on assignment in Ghana, in West Africa, Carolyn Dwyer interviewed a Ghanaian woman that had built over 900 hundred homes with her construction company. The homes were a modest 1000 sq. ft and being built for the new emerging middle class in Ghana. She discussed the need for interior designers in the country and then she gave this startling assessment, “This is a country of 18 million people and not one interior designer. There is not even a word for it in my language.” The significance of this statement sparked the inspiration to change this reality. The question became How can we bring the benefits of interior design to communities and organizations that lacks resources or the awareness of interior design services. How do we address the need to create functional, sustainable and beautiful spaces to improve the quality of life.

How can we positively impact people’s lives through interior design.

The Interior Designer's Coalition for Change (IDCFC) was formed in 2009 to address these concerns both locally and abroad. We hope to not only provide interior design services to communities, but to inform the public about the benefits and possibilities of interior design.

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