About us

We transform communities in Africa by training local people to build schools and clinics.

Our approach leads to high quality, professionally constructed and environmentally friendly projects.

Skills Training

Our Training into Work programme gives young men and women the skills and support they need to earn a living and support their families.

Working with Communities

The real experts on how a building should be designed are the people who will own and use it. We work with communities to discuss, design and deliver each project.

Sustainable Materials and Design

We reduce environmental impact and energy costs at our projects. We use local building materials, sustainable technologies and improved designs, making our buildings cooler, lighter and low maintenance.

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Meet our Staff

Our dedicated and professional staff and experienced and qualified board members work tirelessly to deliver our life changing projects that are making a long-lasting difference.

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Our Annual Review

If you would like to know more about our work please take a look at our 2014/15 Annual Review.

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2014/15 was a milestone year for Build It and was full of highlights.

We completed our 30th project since Build It began and we had promising results from our latest survey of trainees.

Read our 2014/15 Annual Review

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You can be confident that we seek good value for money in everything we do.

2014 Expenditure


Spending your money wisely

  • we manage and monitor all our projects directly through our team in Zambia
  • we tightly control expenditure against budgets
  • we never pay bribes
  • we carry out external audits

Our Full Financial Report

What to know more? We’d love to talk…

“Build It is an ambitious, fast growing charity making a huge impact in Zambia. With your help we can make an even bigger, lasting difference to the lives of thousands in Zambia.”

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Andrew Jowett, CEO

E-mail Us

UK: +44 (0)1743 246317

Zambia: +260 211 267715