Protect 15 families from earthquakes in Indonesia

by Build Change


This project will provide 15 families in Cekal Village, in the Aceh Province of Indonesia, with engineering guidance so they can rebuild safe, earthquake-resistant homes. We will also train local builders, engineers and government officials to promote wide acceptance of safe building techniques.
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Cekal Village in Indonesia is frequently struck by earthquakes. Builders in the region do not know how to build earthquake-resistant houses. As a result, many houses are damaged when earthquakes strike. A severe quake in 2013 leveled most of the village, leaving 50 families homeless. The government is providing some reconstruction funds. However, without training, these families will rebuild homes in the same unsafe way, leaving them vulnerable to another collapse in the future


We provide the training and information necessary for 15 homeowners to rebuild their homes to be earthquake-safe. We also train local builders, engineers and government officials to promote permanent change in local construction practice.

Long-Term Impact

This project will keep 15 families in Cekal Village safe from earthquakes. With the training we provide, builders and government officials can continue to spread the knowledge of earthquake-safe building techniques, changing local construction practice. With safe, earthquake-resistant houses, these families will not have to live in fear of earthquakes destroying their homes and threatening their lives.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


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Build Change

Location: Denver, CO - USA
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Build Change Nonprofit
Denver, CO United States

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