Our programs have touched more than 330,000 lives worldwide. Here are just a few of our stories.
A training in Luorong, a village in Sichuan China, which was devastated by an earthquake.
“We never used to worry about following construction codes, nobody really cared. Now I make sure we always do.”
Word spread that there was a block maker in Delmas 32 able to produce high-quality concrete blocks…
Oramene has been able to resume her sewing business and is providing for her family again.
“When I first started working on these projects, I thought the engineers were crazy.”
Monique Lexy, her husband and their six children saw their lives turn upside-down in minutes.
Elizabeth Senelia and Civil Senel have a three-story house with 45 people living in it.
“I feel tremendous satisfaction when I am able to build safe homes for people to live in.”
“I will be able to survive and run this business by myself. I believe women can do what men can do.”
Dilli Prasad has successfully completed his house, and the whole family is very happy to live in a seismic resistant and beautiful house.
Ishwari Majhi’s house was damaged in the April 2015 earthquake in Nepal, but was left standing. She worked with Build Change to retrofit her house.
Many houses in Bethanchok village of Kavre district in Nepal were damaged in the 2015 earthquake. Hear from 3 homeowners who worked to retrofit their homes with Build Change.
This family sheltered 17 of their neighbors during a massive typhoon that struck just two months after they finished building their new Build Change-certified home.
“My house before the typhoon was made of wood. Now that my house is concrete, I am not afraid of another typhoon.”
“I was excited to make my new home more beautiful, so I added some flowering plants and put some accessories inside.”
Edna says that the retrofit program helped the family “to not worry about disasters anymore. It also helped us prepare for the future of our kids. Build Change is a big blessing for us and it totally helped our family in so many ways.”