This video and article detail how Build Change’s process works with builders and their communities around the world to create a safer future.
On April 25, 2015, the first of two earthquakes struck Nepal. Build Change was able to respond and establish a permanent program within weeks.
Now, one year later, our team in Nepal shares the story of supporting many rural communities in rebuilding their homes, schools, and lives.
Why is retrofitting important? It saves lives in future natural disasters.
Thank you to the Autodesk Foundation and Micro‐Documentaries for producing this video.
Share, Fly, and Donate Miles
Each time you buy a flight, or share an article from our Changemaker page to social media, ANA donates to Build Change. You can also donate your ANA Mileage.
May 3 & 4, 2016
Lizzie Baisdell, Juan Caballero, and Walter Cano present “Experiences with housing reconstruction: Lessons from other earthquakes” during their reconnaissance work in Manta and Portoviejo, Ecuador.
2015 Annual Report
April 20, 2016
Our 2015 Annual Report is dedicated to innovation as a means of building positive, permanent change.
April 19, 2016
Build Change has been named one of the 100 finalists for the 6th Annual Classy Awards, the largest social impact awards ceremony of its kind, celebrating the greatest champions of social progress. Classy received over 1300 program submissions, represented by 1100 organizations from around the world!
Welcoming New Board Members
Civil and Structural Engineer Magazine
February 1, 2016
Our own Jennifer Pazdon wrote this article on Build Change’s programs for Civil and Structural Engineer Magazine.
OpenIDEO Urban Resilience Challenge
January 28, 2016
Our project to build resilience in the slums of Metro Manila through retrofitting was one of 8 winners of the OpenIDEO Urban Resilience Challenge.
Build Change saves lives in earthquakes and windstorms by empowering people in emerging nations to build homes and schools that will protect their families and children.
Everyone, regardless of income and education, has the right to a safe home.
Kids should focus on learning, not whether or not their school will collapse in an earthquake.
Trained Construction Workforce.
Hands-on training works for engineers, masons, carpenters and homeowners.
Better Building Materials and More Jobs.
Three goals: stronger building materials, greater incomes, and lower environmental impacts.
We work with governments to enforce building standards.
Highly Leveraged Donors and NGOs.
Reduce the cost per impact by choosing homeowner-driven reconstruction.