About Build Change

Build Change saves lives in earthquakes and windstorms by empowering families and communities to build safer homes and schools

Build Change is an international non-profit social enterprise with headquarters in the US. Current programs are running in Colombia, Guatemala, Haiti, Indonesia, Philippines and since April 2015; Nepal.


Saving lives in earthquakes and windstorms by empowering people in emerging nations to build homes and schools that will protect their families and children.

In order to achieve this mission, Build Change works to;

  • Design disaster resistant houses and schools
  • Train builders, homeowners, government officials and engineers to build them
  • Change construction practice permanently
  • Support awareness, education and enforcement of National Building Code


This blog documents my own thoughts, reflections and experiences of my time living and working in Nepal. It does not reflect the views of Build Change and it shouldn’t be taken too seriously!

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