Typhoon Hagupit/Ruby Update
There have been no reported casualties in the community of Sulangan in the Philippines.
None of the local houses we’ve worked on sustained damage.
Our thoughts are with the families of the people who lost their lives in the typhoon.
December 4, 2014. “In Haiti, Rebuilding with Earthquake Resilience in Mind” by Justin Gerdes
Noll Tufani, Country Director in Haiti, explains why Build Change focuses on retrofitting in Port-au-Prince.
Women of Influence – Fall 2014
June 4, 2014. “The Rise of Social Enterprise” by Rhea Seymour
Elizabeth Hausler Strand discusses Build Change and its emphasis on empowering women and encouraging women engineers. Read the article.
Video Brief from the Field
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