Latest News.

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

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

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.

2016 Classy Awards Finalist>


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


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.

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.

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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Programs.

Safer Houses.

Everyone, regardless of income and education, has the right to a safe home.


Safer Schools.

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.


Empowered Governments.

We work with governments to enforce building standards.


Highly Leveraged Donors and NGOs.

Reduce the cost per impact by choosing homeowner-driven reconstruction.

Resources.

Tools for Safe Construction

For local education and for use by engineers and builders

New Building Guides
Retrofitting Guides
Building Materials
Videos, Booklets, & Posters
Post-Disaster Reconnaissance Reports

Impacts.

245,026
Safer People

48,738
Safer Buildings

25,363
People Trained

12,000
Jobs Created


31
Organizations Changed

Contact Us.

Please mail check or money order donations to International Headquarters

  • International Headquarters
    Build Change
    535 16th St., Suite 605
    Denver, CO 80202 USA
  • +1 303-953-2563
  • info@buildchange.org

 

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Locations.

Colombia.

Making homes safer before natural disasters


Guatemala.

Teaching retrofitting to make homes and schools safe


Haiti.

Rebuilding, retrofitting and creating jobs


Indonesia.

Training vocational students, builders and homeowners to build safer homes


Nepal.

Creating long-term safety


Philippines.

Partnering with local government to rebuild and prepare for future natural disasters