Build Change saves lives in earthquakes and typhoons. Our mission is to greatly reduce deaths, injuries and economic losses caused by housing and school collapses due to earthquakes and typhoons in emerging nations.

The World Economic Forum and Schwab Foundation teamed up on this series to feature leading social entrepreneurs, including our own Elizabeth Hausler.

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.

That is why we have launched a 50‐house retrofitting project in Colombia with Caja de la Vivienda Popular, Swiss Re Foundation, and RMS!

Thank you to the Autodesk Foundation and Micro‐Documentaries for producing this video.

ANA, the largest airline in Japan, has launched its Blue Wing Wings for Change program

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.

Get involved today on our Changemaker page

Latest News.

CGI Annual Meeting

September 21-23, 2016

Build Change was featured in the Opening Plenary Session, and then Elizabeth Hausler participated in the breakout session “What We Know Now: Applying Lessons Learned to Advance Haiti’s Future” as a part of the Haiti Action Network.

Impact Journalism Day

June 25, 2016

Eight newspapers in countries around the world – including Belgium, Sinagpore, Madagascar, and the Philippines – featured Build Change on Impact Journalism Day 2016. See all of our recent press…


May 19, 2016

We are proud to participate in Lenovo’s ThinkRevolustionist Program, which focuses on groundbreaking innovations that are changing the world.

Manta & Portoviejo, Ecuador

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.

Welcoming New Board Members

March 2016

We are proud to announce two new additions to our Board of Directors: Grace Hanson and Mary Lou Zoback.

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.

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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.

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    535 16th St., Suite 605
    Denver, CO 80202 USA
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