Build Change worked with homeowners, builders, engineers and government officials rebuilding houses after the devastating May 12, 2008, earthquake in Sichuan, until closing operations in 2011.
Build Change is on the ground in Haiti, working with homeowners, builders, engineers and government officials to rebuild safe houses in the aftermath of the devastating January 12, 2010, earthquake.
In December 2007, Build Change completed a successful 2.5 year program working with tsunami survivors and other international humanitarian organizations to build better houses.
We recently began new operations in Takengon, Aceh to aid in reconstruction from the 6.2-magnitude earthquake that struck in July 2013.
Build Change began working in West Sumatra after earthquakes in 2007. Many houses were tested by an earthquake on September 30, 2009, and none that met our minimum standard for earthquake safety sustained damage. We have been providing technical assistance to homeowners, builders and brickmakers. We have also been providing vocational training to teachers, technical students and education supervisors.
Build Change currently has a team in the Philippines performing a housing subsector study.
The Bohol Shelter Cluster invited Build Change to lead a technical working group for local, international and government agencies on the development of guidelines on the repair and retrofit of houses affected by the earthquake.