Updated May 17, 2018

Build Change   Social Enterprise


About Build Change

Build Change is an award-winning international non-profit social enterprise based in Denver, Colorado, in operation since 2004.

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. 

Build Change believes that all people have the right to live and learn in homes and schools that will protect them from natural disasters.

Build Change works in post-disaster reconstruction in Haiti, Indonesia, Nepal, and the Philippines. We work in Colombia and Guatemala to strengthen buildings before a disaster strikes.

More than 23,000 people in Bhutan, China, Colombia, Guatemala, Haiti, Indonesia and the Philippines have been trained in disaster-resistant design and construction techniques and, in turn, have built over 47,000 safer homes, impacting 237,000 people. Last year, Build Change celebrated its ten year anniversary with the launch of a 10 in 10 Initiative to empower 10 million people in emerging nations to live and learn in safer homes and schools by 2024. 
Social Enterprise
Where We Work
Asia and Pacific
Latin America / Caribbean
Focus Areas
Housing and Infrastructure
Humanitarian Assistance
Public-Private Partnerships
Architecture, Design, Construction