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.


JUAN CABALLERO | COLOMBIA | HOUSING RETROFITS

TRANSFORMING VULNERABLE HOMES IN COLOMBIA

Juan Caballero, who leads Build Change’s work in Latin America, describes the opportunities to retrofit homes as scale in Colombia. (Spanish with Subtitles)

ELIZABETH HAUSLER | SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP | SKOLL FOUNDATION

SKOLL AWARD FOR SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Dr. Elizabeth Hausler and Build Change were named one of the 2017 recipients of the Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship.


Latest News

Build Change and the World Bank Announce New Global Resilient Housing Program

September 26th, 2018

Launch of New Initiative Result of Years of Build Change’s Proven Impact Rebuilding and Retrofitting Substandard Housing in Disaster Prone Regions

Press Release

Build Change CEO to Address Government Partnerships during UN General Assembly Week

September 25th, 2018

Award-Winning Social Entrepreneur Asked to Highlight Build Change’s Experience Working with Governments on Three Continents to Build Safe, Sustainable Housing

Press Release

Virtual Reality Experience of Eklephant, Nepal

October 2017

Eklephant village was heavily damaged during the 2015 earthquakes in Nepal. Check out our new, one-of-a-kind virtual reality experience to take a tour of damaged houses, retrofitted houses, and the entire area to see how we are making families safer!

A Manila Dispatch from Dr. James Mwangi, the Inaugural Simpson Strong-Tie Fellow

May 23, 2018

Dr. James Mwangi describes his work helping the Build Change team retrofit houses in Metro Manila before the next tsunami, typhoon, or earthquake – all of which are potential risks in The Philippines.

Read the Dispatch

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Build Change saves lives in earthquakes and windstorms by working with people in emerging nations to build homes and schools that will protect their families and children.


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